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'Schicchi' hopes students will re-think opera

Brown Opera Productions' fall show, "Gianni Schicchi," left audience members in stitches after its three performances in Alumnae Hall Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The 60-minute Italian operetta tells the tale of the greedy Donati family, which desperately elicits the help of con man Gianni Schicchi ...


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Humor and pain in the very short story

A genius came to Brown on Thursday. Lydia Davis, recipient of a MacArthur ‘genius' fellowship and innovator of the very short story, gave a reading of her recent work in the McCormack Family Theater. Davis was invited by Visiting Lecturer of Literary Arts Joanna Howard as a part of the Writers ...


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Hay exhibit showcases amusements of yore

Even in the days before iPods and movies, Americans and Brits knew how to have fun. An exhibit exploring popular forms of entertainment from England and the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries is currently on display in the John Hay Library.


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Cambodian recites traditional poetry

The McCormack Family Theater transformed into a Buddhist temple Wednesday afternoon. Sreypov Phoeun, who recites traditional Cambodian poetry known as Khmer poetry or "smot," was invited to perform by Visiting Fellow in the Watson Institute for International Relations Tararith Kho.


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Fall production focuses on family fury

Sock & Buskin's fall production "A Lie of the Mind," written by Sam Shepard and directed by Lowry Marshall, professor of theatre, speech and dance, traverses the challenging and complex landscape of family relationships and explores how these relationships can shape character and experience.


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Film fest spotlights Ibero America

A year-long collaboration between staff and students brings the first edition of the New England Festival of Ibero American Cinema to campus this week. The festival features a variety of films, documentaries and short movies from directors around the world. The festival is being held at the Avon and ...


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Waldrop on writing and the alphabet

Students and faculty packed into McCormack Family Theater Thursday evening for a special poetry reading by Keith Waldrop, professor of literary arts. "The more we look at his poems, the more the enchantment," said Forrest Gander, professor of literary arts and comparative literature, as he introduced ...






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