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The History Play: TODAY

A reminder that The Sixth Act's first academic workshop of the 2007-2008 academic year, “The History Play,” is TODAY 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. Metered parking is available.

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 Maria Brandt (ENG/PHL), Bill Drumright (A/H/P/S), Matt Fox (TRS), Jeffery Jones (ENG/PHL), and Midge Marshall (ENG/PHL).

This event is supported by The Creative Arts Committee.

If you have any questions, please contact Maria Brandt at 585-292-3394 or "".

Maria Brandt
The Sixth Act