Tagged: drama

Writers’ Reasons For Reading

Here is where these great writers get their zest for reading: “Every man who knows how to read has it in his power to magnify himself, to multiply the ways in which he exists, to make his life full, significant, and interesting.” Aldous Huxley “Reading a book is like re-writing it for yourself. You bring […]

Trojan Women Performances!

Among the greatest of all antiwar dramas, Trojan Women meditates on the moments of individual choice that separate death and life, despair and hope, future and past. In a contemporary adaptation by Jocelyn Clarke, characters such as Odysseus who were formerly seen but not heard appear, and live original music underscores the timeless tale. Acclaimed […]

Igor Stravinsky’s ‘The Rite of Spring’

Relating to CC202′s current study of Modernism, the Core presents Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring”. Upon its release, it was controversial and supposedly caused a ‘riot’ in the Parisian premiere audience… This debated topic is discussed in an article by Tom Service of The Guardian titled The Rite of Spring- the Work of a Madman.Here […]

Join the Aristophanes cast & crew!

Professor Stephanie Nelson writes: The time has come to start thinking about our annual Core and Classics Aristophanes extravaganza. The play this year will be on Thursday, March 28 in the Conference Auditorium at the GSU. We’ll hold an organizing meeting on January 24, a week from Thursday, at 5:00 in STH 413 for anyone […]

Medea! This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday

The Calliope Project invites members of the Core community to come out tonight to see their production of Euripides’ Medea. This adaptation, translated by Ian Johnston and directed by Ryan Collins and A. Harry Gustafson, sets the tragic events of Euripides’ masterpiece in a vaguely post-apocalyptic setting. All performances — Thursday the 5th, Friday 4/6, […]

Tonight: Sarah Benson at the BU Castle

The American Repertory Theater is putting up a production of Sophocles’ Ajax this month, a world-premiere of this particular translation. This evening, Obie Award-winning director Sarah Benson will speak about her experience directing classical Greek plays professionally, and about her work on the upcoming production. This event is part of the Core-sponsored series of lectures […]

On the Core visit to Henry IV

Several Core students traveled to the artsy Fan Pier / Seaport neighborhood this weekend, to take in a performance of Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Part 1. Tickets to the play, which was put up the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, were made available by Prof. Diana Wylie and the Distinguished Teaching Professorship fund for humanities programming. According to […]