Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

Your independent source for Harvard news since 1898

Articles: Arts

Bob Dylan in 1965. Already, the classical world was starting to influence his writing.

Photograph from Granger

Arts

In a new book, classicist Richard Thomas explores Bob Dylan’s literary ties to ancient Greece and Rome.

10.6.17

Ensemble members reminisce in Party People, about the Black Panthers and Young Lords.

Photograph by Jenny Graham

Historical plays for a nation “stuck in the middle”

September-October 2017

Bundy portrait

James Bundy, on the Assassins set

Photograph by Jim Harrison

A look at James Bundy ’81, dean of the Yale School of Drama

May-June 2017

In this scene from the end of the opera, The Count (James Lesu'i, a graduate student at The Boston Conservatory) begs the forgiveness of his Countess (Christina Bianco ’17).

Photograph courtesy of Jordan Hayashi Photography

With swankier digs and a new name, the undergraduate company continues an operatic tradition.

2.3.17

A gathering of the three Goreys

Photograph by Jenny Anderson

A new play captures the enigma of Edward Gorey ’50. 

12.21.16

Ice skating in the heart of downtown Providence

Photograph ©Wickedgood/dreamstime.com

Car-free fun in downtown Providence

January-February 2017

<p class="caption">The Classical Theatre of Harlem premiered <i>Fit for a Queen,</i> Shamieh's most recent play, in October.
</p>
<p class="credit">Photograph by Leland Durond Thompson</p>

A playwright making those overlooked by history into lore

January-February 2017

Production photo from Madame White Snake

<p class="caption">The title character of <i>Madame White Snake</i> and her companion, in the opera's prologue</p>
<p class="credit">Photograph by James Daniel/Courtesy of Beth Morrison Projects</p>

In the “final phase” of her life, Cerise Lim Jacobs builds herself an oeuvre.

January-February 2017

Anna Deveare Smith addresses the audience in Sanders Theater on October 5. The event was the 2016 Rita E. Hauser Forum for the Arts, a series sponsored by the Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard.

Photograph by Tia Chapman/Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard

In her “lecture-performance,” playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith practiced and preached “Radical Hospitality.”

10.14.16