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Invitation to World Literature

INVITATION TO WORLD LITERATURE brings together a tantalizing mix of writers, literary scholars, artists and performers to explore timeless tales from a variety of eras and cultures. Writers and scholars discuss key scenes while artists and performers deliver modern interpretations of an eclectic collection stretching from ancient Greece (Euripides) to the French Enlightenment (Voltaire) to the modern day (Gabriel Garcia Marquez). Guests include: actor Alan Cummings, theater director Mary Zimmerman, actor-director Tim Blake-Nelson, acclaimed composer Philip Glass, playwright David Henry Huang, film director Harold Ramis, actress Kristen Chenoweth and humorist Mo Rocca.

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Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 - 3:30 PM    "The Bacchae" The city of Thebes is torn apart by the conflicting demands of reason and religion, as the disguised god Dionysus returns to his home town demanding to be worshipped. Opposing him is the young king Pentheus, who is doomed to suffer the ultimate punishment for his disbelief. Featured speakers include world-renowned playwright/author Wole Soyinka, actor Alan Cummings, and Daniel Mendelsohn of Bard College. D
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Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 - 3:00 PM "Odyssey" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 - 3:30 PM "The Bacchae" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 - 3:00 PM "The Bhagavad Gita" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 - 3:30 PM "The Tale of Genji" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 - 3:00 PM "Journey to the West" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Dec 24, 2017 - 3:30 PM "Popol Vuh" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 - 3:00 PM "Candide" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Dec 31, 2017 - 3:30 PM "Things Fall Apart" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 - 3:00 PM "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Sunday, Jan 7, 2018 - 3:30 PM "The God of Small Things" (LEARN/CREATE)
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