The Sixth Act is pleased to announce its first academic workshop of the 2007-2008 academic year, “The History Play,” on Thursday, November 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Black Box Theater. As usual, the event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.
Using Aeschylus’ post-war play The Persians as a case study, this workshop will explore the relationship in dramatic literature between recording the historical past and using this historical past as a lens for examining contemporary issues, encouraging participants to develop a more nuanced understanding both of history as an academic discipline and of the tensions specific to theatrical representations of historic periods and events. The workshop will include a short scene from the play, as well as a moderated discussion featuring professors from four disciplines across MCC and one MCC student. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RECEIVE A PRE-EVENT CURRICULUM PACKET, OR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT MARIA BRANDT AT 585-292-3394 OR <<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>.
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