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A portrait of Benjamin Franklin painted by Robert Feke

Robert Feke’s rendering of Benjamin Franklin

Courtesy of the Harvard University Portrait Collection, Bequest of Dr. John Collins Warren, 1856

Arts

Two hundred and seventy years ago, Benjamin Franklin did something highly unusual. He retired.

1.16.18

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

Dance director and senior lecturer Jill Johnson leading Music 12, “The Harvard Dance Project”

Dance director and senior lecturer Jill Johnson leading Music 12, “The Harvard Dance Project”

Photograph by Stu Rosner

A concentration “400 years in the making,” and two semesters old

May-June 2016

Desmond Green ’17, Peryn Reeves-Darby ’18, Lethu Ntshinga ’18 (obscured), Genesis De Los Santos ’19, Angelica Chima ’19, Caleb Lewis ’17, and Jonathan Sands ’17 in rehearsal for Black Magic, a student-written and -directed show on the Loeb mainstage

Photograph by Stu Rosner

The Undergraduate looks at 1969 and Reclaim HLS

May-June 2016

Production still of "High Fidelity"

A scene from New Line Theatre's production of High Fidelity, from its 2011-2012 season
Photograph © New Line Theatre

A daring musical theater company turns 25.

March-April 2016

Hoon Lee and Kelli O'Hara in "The King and I"

Lee leaps down the stage with co-star Kelli O’Hara in The King and I’s iconic polka, “Shall We Dance?”

Photograph by Paul Kolnik

An actor’s rule on stage and screen

March-April 2016

Nico Maffey ’13 practicing a hand balance
Photograph courtesy of Nico Maffey

Acrobat Nico Maffey ’13 performs in Pippin.

2.5.16

Julie Atlas Muz and Tony Torn bare (almost) all in portraying power-hungry aspiring royalty.

Photograph by Max Basch/ART

A new cabaret version of Alfred Jarry’s subversive 1896 Ubu Roi

January-February 2016

Benjamin Scheuer playing one of the six instruments he uses in the course of his one-man musical, The Lion

Benjamin Scheuer playing one of the six instruments he uses in the course of his one-man musical, The Lion
Photograph by Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of Benjamin Scheuer

In his poignant one-man musical, Benjamin Scheuer finds his roar.

November-December 2015