Tagged: play

Creativity: John Cleese & Scientific American

While “creativity” is difficult to define, it seems fairly certain that something of the sort exists. We know little of its origins, but can observe the environments in which it thrives. Here is John Cleese’s take on it: Cleese successfully outlines “the 5 factors that you can arrange to make your lives more creative”. Here […]

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 […]

The Penelopiad: A Great Experience

The Penelopiad turned out to be as interesting and multi-layered as we had expected, attracting about 35 Core students and many more theater fans! Following the events of the Odyssey from the female perspective, the play interwove the voice of Penelope and the voices of her twelve maids who are killed in the end at […]

BU Today: The Penelopiad

This article by Susan Seligson of BU Today provides the first reactions to CFA’s rendi tion of Margaret Atwood’s Penelopiad. Here is a sample of description: In this contemporary reimagining of The Odyssey, which the author adapted from her 2005 novella, the dead Penelope narrates her tale from a 21st-century Hades, in a state she describes as […]

Faust reference in Radiohead – Videotape

In view of CC202′s study of Goethe’s Faust, the Core would like to bring to students’ attention Radiohead’s meaningful mention of Mephistopheles, who is the main “villain” in the tragic play. Radiohead – Videotape (click for song) Lyrics: When I’m at the pearly gates This’ll be on my videotape My videotape My videotape When Mephistopheles […]

‘The Strangest Art’ by Wendy Lesser

Relating to the work of CC202, which inspects Mozart, is an essay arguing that revivals of classic works do not hold back the opera genre from blossoming. Here is an excerpt: Nothing, perhaps, will ever be as good as Shakespeare, but that doesn’t prevent Tony Kushner or David Mamet from writing marvellous plays now. Shostakovich […]

Reminder: ARISTOPHANES TONIGHT!

A final reminder to all the folks in the Core community, about tonight’s performance of “The Assemblywomen” by Aristophanes. Why should you go? For the free pizza and marshmallow Peeps, at 5 PM; to hear live music from the famous faculty blue band, Fish Worship, at 5:15 (especially a new original song written by Prof. […]

THE WASPS goes up tomorrow night

Each spring, Core and Classics students work with Prof. Stephanie Nelson and assorted faculty to stage a dramatic reading of one of the bawdy comic plays of Aristophanes. Tomorrow night, you’re invited to attend their production of The Wasps. In the Core/Classics re-invention of the play, the character Loathcleon tries to save Lovecleon (representing all […]