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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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Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 - 11:00 PM    "The Epic of Gilgamesh" The first known human story is that of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk. Images of artifacts from ancient Iraq mix with beautiful illustrations, dance, and costume to tell of the relations between gods and mortals, the search for friendship, love, and immortality. Featured cast members include Assyriologist Ben Foster, comic book illustrator Jim Starlin, and poet and playwright Yusef Komunyakaa. D
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Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 - 11:00 PM "The Epic of Gilgamesh" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Jan 8, 2013 - 11:30 PM "My Name Is Red" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 - 11:00 AM "The Epic of Gilgamesh" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 9, 2013 - 11:30 AM "My Name Is Red" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 - 11:00 PM "Odyssey" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Jan 15, 2013 - 11:30 PM "The Bacchae" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 - 11:00 AM "Odyssey" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Wednesday, Jan 16, 2013 - 11:30 AM "The Bacchae" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 - 11:00 PM "The Bhagavad Gita" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 - 11:30 PM "The Tale of Genji" (LEARN/CREATE)
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