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Timely political drama plays out on stage

Timely political drama plays out on stage

October 10, 2017

The play, created directly from transcripts, chronicles the 1954 Atomic Energy Commission hearing in which the physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer is called before the commission.

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Nobelist Ishiguro: Novelist of ‘quiet riskiness’

Nobelist Ishiguro: Novelist of ‘quiet riskiness’

October 7, 2017

Adam Parkes ’93 (PhD) explores the writing of Kazuo Ishiguro, recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in Literature, noting his fearless literary experimentation meshed with a simple austerity.

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Remembering John Ashbery

Remembering John Ashbery

September 13, 2017

John Ashbery was memorialized as one of America’s premiere poets upon his passing earlier this month. English professor James Longenbach reflects on a long friendship with Ashbery and his impact on poetry and literature.

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Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

Philosopher Randall Curren considers why sustainability matters

July 10, 2017

In his new book Living Well Now and in the Future: Why Sustainability Matters Curren argues that the core of sustainability is the “long-term preservation of opportunities to live well.”

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Rochester’s first dance major choreographs her story

Rochester’s first dance major choreographs her story

May 18, 2017

Through the Program of Dance and Movement, Caitlyn Gilmore ’17 says “I was able to explore this creative side that I had previously left untouched.”

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Students reflect as actors, and as millennials

Students reflect as actors, and as millennials

March 9, 2017

Cast members—who are the same age as the characters in the play That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her—reflect on the performance with the eyes of actors, but also as millennials.

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<em>That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her</em> opens at Todd Theater

That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her opens at Todd Theater

February 23, 2017

Pretty and rich, Alyssa Long attracts the attention a newcomer, Felix Maia. Alyssa disappears, and rumors proliferate on social media. Described as Gossip Girl meets Lord of the Flies, That Poor Girl and How He Killed Her opens the International Theatre Program’s spring season with a dark comedy that looks at social media and social justice.

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Cast reflects on <em>Circle Mirror Transformation</em>

Cast reflects on Circle Mirror Transformation

November 30, 2016

A mixture of theater rookies and veterans, the student cast and crew of Circle Mirror Transformation share some of the insights they’ve gained in working on the production, which runs through December 10.

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Five lives connect, unspool in Annie Baker’s <em>Circle Mirror Transformation</em>

Five lives connect, unspool in Annie Baker’s Circle Mirror Transformation

November 16, 2016

The International Theatre Program closes its fall semester with guest director Pirronne Yousefzadeh’s production of what she calls “a love letter to the theater.”

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Valev Laube ’18: Creativity across media

Valev Laube ’18: Creativity across media

October 27, 2016

Since he arrived, Laube’s picked up violin, honed graphic design skills, and actively participated in several cultural groups. “Rochester works for me,” he says.

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