Tagged: theater

Alumni Profiles: Fabiana Cabral

(Core 08’, CAS 10’)  Years at Boston University: 7 years. Fabiana writes: I spent four years at BU as an undergrad, but have spent the last three post-graduation years always involved in the university in some capacity (involved with Core’s EnCore group, student theater groups, etc.). Current location: Boston, MA, USA. Company and Title: Employee at […]

The Calliope Project Presents: Hamlet Asylum

“…Not to be.” Hamlet, his father now only a memory, makes a final, solemn decision. His life cut short in its prime, because he could not face a new reality. “Who’s there?” Ophelia, a young girl caught off guard in the middle of the night, is pulled into the darkness. Thrown into a terrible nightmare, […]

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 […]

Charles McNulty on Depictions of Violence in Theater

In this compelling article, Los Angeles Times Theater Critic McNulty discusses the controversial topic of violence in theater. Here is a sample: What is the line between acceptable and unacceptable violence in art? If gruesomeness is the criterion, much of Jacobean drama would have to be banned, including Shakespeare’s “King Lear,” with its graphic scene […]

Margaret Atwood’s “The Penelopiad” at BU

The Core would like to bring to students’ attention an excellent performance which they can attend- on Sunday February 24, the CFA Department of Theatre will present Margaret Atwood’s “The Penelopiad,” a play about the women in Homer’s Odyssey. The performance will take place at 2 PM, at the Boston Center for the Arts. It […]

‘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 […]

Alumni invited to “The Assemblywomen”

All Core alumni are invited to “Aristophanes’ Assemblywomen: An all-Humanities Alumni Event”, a very-adult reading and interpretation of Professor Jeffrey Henderson’s translation of Aristophanes’ ‘Assemblywomen’ by various Humanities’ Faculty at BU’s Alumni Weekend later this month. Audience members are encouraged to jeer, join in, or just sit back and enjoy. The reading will feature professors […]

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. […]