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!


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)

 


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/