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September 27, 2017
More Than Just Mosaics: New Discoveries in the Ancient Synagogue at Huqoq in Israel’s Galilee
4:00 pm
Comparative Literature Library
8th Floor Bingham Hall
Corner of Chapel & College Street

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April 3, 2017
William Davenant’s Macbeth (1674)
Beinecke Library
Staged Reading of William Davenant’s adaptation of Shakespeare’s Macbeth for a Restoration audience. Preceded by a panel discussion, including Professor David Kastan, and a reception.

The Beinecke Library holds the only extant manuscript of Macbeth–but it’s not the Macbeth that we recognize. In the 1660s, Sir William Davenant adapted Shakespeare’s play for a Restoration audience. His alterations included edits to Shakespeare’s language for ease of comprehension, a greatly expanded role for Lady Macduff, a clearer stance on regicide (this was an important point to clarify after the English Civil War!), several new songs and dances, and even a “flying machine” for the witches.

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February 22-25, 2017
In a small rehearsal room, a diverse company of 6 actors (including 3 current/former DSers) attempt to devise a performance about the first modern genocide – to chilling effect. Directed by acclaimed intentional theater-maker Shariffa Ali, written by Yale alum and Windham Campbell winner Jackie Sibblies Drury, We Are Proud to Present… is an incendiary, funny-until-it-isn’t play that premiered to universal acclaim and demands answers about the violence of erasure and the politics of performance. What histories and stories get told, and how do we tell them?

December 1-3, 2016

December 1-3, 2016


December 7-9, 2016
Directed by DS alumni Agata Sorotokin, Olivia Facini, and Alice Yang.

December 10, 2016
Dante Behind Bars: Incarcerated Men Re-imagine “The Divine Comedy”
4:00pm to 6:00pm
Marquand Chapel
409 Prospect St

Fragments of Dante’s poem adapted by men in prison and performed by the students in Professor Ron Jenkins’ course “Sacred Texts and Social Justice.” Sponsored by the Yale Institute of Sacred Music.

A group of incarcerated men at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institution have spent the last few months re-imagining Dante’s journey from hell to paradise as it might apply to their own life journeys. They have collaborated with Yale students on writing theatrical adaptations of fragments from Dante’s “Divine Comedy” that will be performed in New Haven. The performance will be followed by a moderated discussion about mass incarceration, transformation, and the arts.

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