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Articles by Rosalind Schonwald (19)

Arts & Culture

Beckett brought to life in virtual reality art piece

October 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

At times, in the multimedia installation “To Begin,” there is just darkness. But sometimes the ever-present voice reading Samuel Beckett becomes a thunderous roar, and typeset words jump from the walls, swiveling through the air. Sometimes they burn.

Arts & Culture

Dramatic possibilities of ‘Repeat after me’

September 25, 2009 Comments are Disabled

A detached voice repeats phrases in English and Hungarian. Actors have fits of emotion and take off their clothes; it’s not quite clear why. This is the fictional universe of Maria Irene Fornes’ “The Danube” as directed by Jessica Goldschmidt ’10, presented this weekend at Production Workshop.

Arts & Culture

At Trinity Rep, a chilling ‘Cabaret’

September 18, 2009 Comments are Disabled

In Trinity Repertory Company’s current production of “Cabaret,” the gilded proscenium leans menacingly forward, jarring and topsy-turvy.

Arts & Culture

Providence arts, on a budget

September 11, 2009 Comments are Disabled

But Providence’s quirky, proudly do-it-yourself arts world is truly unmissable. And it’s possible to see it all without spending a fortune.

Arts & Culture

In challenging job market, art students are hit hard

July 19, 2009 Comments are Disabled

College students pursuing arts and media internships have found they were just as affected by the downturn as those hoping to spend their summers on Wall Street. 

Arts & Culture

Seniors’ home-spun podcast spins its own story

April 20, 2009 Comments are Disabled

The Ladies Village Improvement Society is the next logical step for the maturing MySpace generation. With their online podcasts, Rachel Blatt ’09 and Lacy Roberts ’09 aren’t attempting radical moral “Improvement,” but rather are transforming the traditional radio form to fit the do-it-yourself world of open-source Internet platforms. These friendly Internet personalities have charged themselves with weaving together collections of stories, perspectives and happenings in each of their NPR-esque installments.

Spring Weekend 2009

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

April 15, 2009 Comments are Disabled

It won’t take you one hundred days and one hundred nights to know that Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings is the real deal.

Orchestra performs R.I. premiere of ‘Chasing Light…’

March 16, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Joseph Schwantner – educator, musician and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer – bestowed some of his creativity and intellect on Brown’s campus during his residency last week. The Brown University Orchestra’s spectacular performance of Schwantner’s newest symphonic work, “Chasing Light.

Opera ‘one big hookup’

March 6, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Brown Opera Productions will present 19th-century Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti’s “L’elisir d’amore” (“The Elixir of Love”) this weekend, March 6-8, in Alumnae Hall.

Stuart Theater becomes the Kit Kat Klub in ‘Cabaret’

March 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled

Stuart Theater has been transformed into the Kit Kat Klub, where the musical “Cabaret” takes place and “life is beautiful,” as the Emcee, Aubie Merrylees ’10, sings in the opening number. The production, directed by Don Mays, who has directed other plays at local theaters, is a colorful display of nuance and chutzpah with the constant pop and fizz of double entendres and plain old indecency.

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