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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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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 - 12:30 AM    "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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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 - 12:00 AM "Odyssey" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 - 12:30 AM "The Bacchae" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 - 12:00 PM "Odyssey" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 - 12:30 PM "The Bacchae" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 - 12:00 AM "The Bhagavad Gita" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 - 12:30 AM "The Tale of Genji" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 - 12:00 PM "The Bhagavad Gita" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 - 12:30 PM "The Tale of Genji" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 - 12:00 AM "Journey to the West" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 30, 2013 - 12:30 AM "Popol Vuh" (LEARN/CREATE)
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