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!
If you find yourself near Drew University, you're in for a treat. See Shakespeare's First Folio and related events throughout the rest of October:
At long last, to close National Poetry Month, just before midnight, I am announcing a four-session course on The Victorian Poets and the Bard. For details, and to register, follow the link to Eventbrite: The Victorians. (Limited to 10 registrants)
Over the past months, I've been working with artist and playwright, Stefan Draughon, on the development of her original play, Irregular Shapes. We are presenting a public staged reading on March 14th and 15th at the Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave). Please join us! General admission at no charge, but reservations required: Click to reserve your seat through Eventbrite.
We meet in less than a week and our first reading is Sophocles' Antigone. There's a remarkable opportunity to see a production at BAM coinciding with the timing of our discussion. With Juliette Binoche, translation by Anne Carson.
The New York Quarterly is hosting its latest poetry reading this Monday 3/19, 6pm at the Cornelia Street Cafe.
Details at: NYQ Reading Series
I'll be giving a talk on estate planning with life insurance at the Terrace Club (25 West 51st St) on Thursday, March 1st at 6pm. There will be food and drink, talk about law, life, and lessons that can be learned from King Lear about how to plan your estate! Let me know by email or in class if you're interested in attending.