11/8 Happenings at Brown

Thursday 8 November to Sunday 18 November
Melancholy Play and Discussion with Playwright Sarah Ruhl
Brown Theatre presents Melancholy Play, a comedy by MacArthur-winning playwright (and Brown alumna) Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Ken Prestininzi, shows run Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. in Leeds Theatre, 77 Waterman St. Tickets are available online or by calling the Box Office at (401) 863-2838. Ruhl will also visit campus to discuss her work on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 5 p.m. in Leeds Theatre.

Thursday 8 November
The Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance
Edward Muir, Clarence L. Ver Steeg Professor in the Arts and Sciences and Professor of History at Northwestern University, will deliver the 27th William F. Church Memorial Lecture. His talk, titled “The Culture Wars of the Late Renaissance,” will begin at 4:30 p.m. in List Art Center, Room 120. This talk focuses on the final phase of the culture wars in the early seventeenth century that pitted commercial opera, with its classical plots, women singers on stage, and often racy plot lines, against the decorous model of Jesuit theater.

Thursday 8 November
The Cuban Hip Hop All-Stars Screening and Director Discussion
The Center for Latin American Studies Cuba Film Series presents The Cuban Hip Hop All-Stars (2004), directed by Joshua Bee Alafia, at 7 p.m. at the Watson Institute. Alfia will deliver a short talk before the film, which captures the quick rise of Cuban hip hop during its infancy. Focusing on the social issues that drive the musical genre in Cuba, such as police violence, and interviews with rising stars such as Obsecion and Explosion Suprema, Alafia creates a thorough portrait of a burgeoning scene.

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