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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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Friday, May 24, 2013 - 11:30 PM    "The Tale of Genji" This portrait of court life in medieval Japan follows the life and exploits of the great Genji. Written by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Japanese court, it provides an insider's view of Japanese court life, the official and behind the screen. Art, clothing, music from the time of the novel illustrate the obserations of authors Jane Smiley and Chiori Miyagawa, among others. D
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Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 11:00 AM "The Bhagavad Gita" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 11:30 AM "The Tale of Genji" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Friday, May 31, 2013 - 11:00 PM "Journey to the West" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 - 11:00 AM "Journey to the West" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Saturday, Jun 1, 2013 - 11:30 AM "Popol Vuh" (LEARN/CREATE)
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Friday, Jun 7, 2013 - 11:00 PM "Candide" (LEARN/CREATE)
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