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!


Theater links

To follow up on and anticipate our discussions of theater is a selection of links:
 

Orphic Hymn to Dionysus

https://youtu.be/TD5zbXREo4w

 

The Chorus

https://youtu.be/MlXi8LfKv-0

https://youtu.be/quLkooLxsO4

 

Intro to Greek Theatre

https://youtu.be/aSRLK7SogvE

 

Greek Tragedy

https://youtu.be/dSr6mP-zxUc

 

Greek Comedy

https://youtu.be/H-BvMbfkxcc

 

From Ritual to Theatre - 1

https://youtu.be/lQOPFxuiaWQ

 

Classical Greek Tragedy - 2

https://youtu.be/dmBDfl9YJY4

 

Satyr Play to Comedy - 3

https://youtu.be/FxqqHr0-6Lo

 

From Greek to Roman - 4

https://youtu.be/UF4WTRWEgm8

 

Theatre History: Roman - 5

https://youtu.be/r5gsV30SXQc

 

Crash Course (YouTube)

https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse/search?query=theater%20%235

https://youtu.be/xLKUXI0enbg

 

Roman

https://youtu.be/P05G89hgrPI

https://youtu.be/jQpvph777Pg

 

Women and Ancient Theatre

https://youtu.be/frfP386zxvA

https://humanitiesfutures.org/papers/ancient-comedy-womens-lives-finding-social-history-seeing-present-classical-comedy/

 

Commedia dell’Arte

https://youtu.be/JJEwuurzDe4

https://youtu.be/U96m8inKt24

 

Kyogen

https://youtu.be/oKfriCzdjSg

 

Noh

https://internationalnohinstitute.com/tag/noh-masks/

https://youtu.be/J1IyUPMXwS0

 

Kabuki

https://youtu.be/67-bgSFJiKc

https://youtu.be/oc3dWwbctw4

 

China

https://youtu.be/yzAdZDK4XKA

https://youtu.be/vtV3iAuYN48

 

Africa

http://www.critical-stages.org/15/the-roots-of-african-theatre-ritual-and-orality-in-the-pre-colonial-period/

https://youtu.be/3y9MKr9zdC8

https://youtu.be/TChuOsD_sLE

 

Sanskrit

https://youtu.be/b3mj4QQH8TM

Shankuntala

https://disco.teak.fi/asia/shakuntala/


Links for Wole Soyinka's Death and the King's Horseman

The play and performance

Art House: Performance Of Wole Soyinka's Death & The King's Horsemen Pt 1

Art House: Performance Of Wole Soyinka's Death & The King's Horsemen Pt 2

Rufus Norris on Death and the King's Horseman

DEATH OF THE KINGS HORSEMAN

AFRICARTS | DEATH AND THE KING'S HORSEMAN | TVC NEWS AFRICA

 

Egungun

Yoruba Egungun Masquerades in Motion

Ancestral Masquerade of Egungun

Egungun Festival

Egungun Masquerade Dance Costume: Ekuu Egungun

 

Interviews

Interview with the 1986 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Wole Soyinka, 28 April 2005 by freelance journalist Simon Stanford

One on One - Wole Soyinka

Slave Talk: Between Metaphor and Reality

A Conversation with Wole Soyinka - Nobel Prize Winner on Culture, Activism and the Artistic Process

Wole Soyinka on Religion (I)


Links for Nadine Gordimer and The Conservationist

Images

Lucerne grass

Guinea fowl

Veld

Transvaal

 

Interviews

Interview with the 1991 Nobel Laureate in Literature, Nadine Gordimer, by freelance journalist Simon Stanford, 26 April 2005

Nadine Gordimer on Politics and People

Warrior of the Imagination

 

Lecture & Reading

‘Witness: The Inward Testimony’

The 1991 Nobel Laureate in Literature Nadine Gordimer reads her short story ‘Loot’ from “Loot and Other Stories”

 

Indians in South Africa

Why a million Indians call South Africa home


More links for Gwendolyn Brooks

Library of Congress interview 1986

Lincoln Academy interview 1977

A 1967 interview with Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks reads her poems aloud (including "The Mother")

Gwendolyn Brooks Reading (intro poem by Haki R. Madhubuti)

"The Golden Shovel," Terrance Hayes

Introduction: The Golden Shovel

Roy DeCarava at MOMA

Gordon Parks Foundation

Bruce Davidson, East 100th Street

The Sweet Flypaper of Life (Roy DeCarava and Langston Hughes)