Welcome to Brilliant Minds

A companion site for courses by Peter Arcese on classics, contemporary literature, and the arts ... Here you will find items related to our readings and discussions ... Ideas, images, background information, suggested readings, bibliographies, and notes on related performances, all find a presence here ... Enjoy your reading and check back regularly for new posts!


Book Lists for Summer and Fall 2021

Summer 2021 Book list

Marilynne Robinson, Jack (Picador)

Michael Thomas, Man Gone Down (Black Cat)

Claudia Rankine, Just Us: An American Conversation (Graywolf)

Jericho Brown, The Tradition (Copper Canyon)

Marieke Lucas Rijneveld, Discomfort of Evening (Graywolf)

Souvankham Thammavongsa, How to Pronounce Knife (Back Bay)

 

Fall 2021 Book list

Plautus, The Brothers Menaechmus, in Four Comedies, trans. Segal (Oxford)

Marie de France, The Lais of Marie de France, trans. Gilbert (Norton Critical)

Shakespeare, The Comedy of Errors, ed. Mowat (Folger/Simon & Schuster)

Knut Hamsun, Growth of the Soil, trans. Lyngstad (Penguin)

Irène Némirovsky, Suite française, trans. Smith (Vintage)

Kazuo Ishiguro, Klara and the Sun (Knopf)


Aphra Behn's The Rover

 

Royal Shakespeare Company - background and trailer

https://www.rsc.org.uk/the-rover/

 

Georgetown University - Department of Performing Arts

https://performingarts.georgetown.edu/the-rover-reframe/

 

Shakesqueer Theatre Company - via Facebook

https://fb.watch/3WohjsJnHU/

 

From backstage at the Goodman to kids & clips

https://vimeo.com/19726516

https://vimeo.com/26276086

https://vimeo.com/352495648

https://vimeo.com/35581258


Terence

Links related to Terence & The Woman from Andros
 
Red River Theatre's production of Girl from Andros (viewed in class)
 
Machiavelli's Andria and the Yale production (viewed a clip in class)
 
 
Thornton Wilder's novel - The Woman of Andros
https://amzn.to/3avK7wM (Kindle edition. Beware some crazy pricing on Amazon for print versions.)
 
Terence's influence on Molière
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1179/175226913X13789831448143 (you can read the abstract, the full article is behind a paywall)
 
https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/388037 (another abstract, but the book is available used -- see next link)
 
Some Types in Molière and Terence (dissertation by G.H. Campbell, 1900)
 
Molière and Commedia dell'Arte (thesis by Klass, 2006)