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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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Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 - 12:00 AM    "Candide" A satirical novel following the travails of Candide, a hopeless optimist whose faith in his tutor's mantra that his is "the best of all possible worlds" is tested beyond all limits. Volaire's challenge to the aristocracy of his day proves refreshingly amusing and biting today. Original illustrations, songs, and comic book figures plumb the depths of this satire. D
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Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 - 12:00 AM "Candide" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 - 12:30 AM "Things Fall Apart" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 - 12:00 PM "Candide" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 - 12:30 PM "Things Fall Apart" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 - 12:00 AM "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 - 12:30 AM "The God of Small Things" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 - 12:00 PM "One Hundred Years of Solitude" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Jun 15, 2013 - 12:30 PM "The God of Small Things" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 - 12:00 AM "The Thousand and One Nights" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Jun 22, 2013 - 12:30 AM "The Epic of Gilgamesh" (LEARN/CREATE)
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