Monday, November 9, 2009

Upcoming: "Dionysus in 69 in '09," Lecture by Richard Schechner, November 13

UPDATE: Michael Barnes' comments (but nothing on the content of the lecture) and some images of this event, including one of Oscar Brockett, at the Statesman's social blog "Out and About," November 15

Publicized by the Rude Mechs and located on-line at the UT Humanities Institute:

Distinguished Visiting Lecturers Series
2009-10 Theme: Ethical Life in a Global Society

Richard Schechner
"Dionysus in 69 in '09: Looking Back Looking Forward"
November 13 - reception at 6:30 p.m., lecture at 7:30 p.m.
AVAYA Auditorium, ACES Building, 24th and Speedway
Lectures are free and open to the public.

The Humanities Institute is pleased to welcome Professor Richard Schechner, this year's C. L. and Henriette Cline Centennial Visiting Professor in the Humanities. The University Professor of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, Schechner is a founding figure in the interdisciplinary field of performance studies. While on campus in November and December, Schechner will offer a public lecture in the Humanities Institute's Distinguished Visiting Lecture series and meet with faculty, students, and performing artists in the community.

In conjunction with his residency in Austin, Rude Mechanicals will be remounting The Performance Group's interpretation of Euripides' The Bacchae, entitled Dionysus in 69. Created collectively and directed by Schechner, Dionysus in 69 ran for a year and a half from 1967 to 1969. It is widely regarded as one of the germinal works of American experimental theatre. Rude Mechanicals will be remounting the piece as faithfully as possible to the original production.

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