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Peter Arcese
New York
Arts & Education
Interests: Arts, Education
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Here are links to resources related to our reading of Plautus' The Brothers Menaechmus. Video performance inspired by the The Brothers Menaechumus The Homebuddies Perform The Brothers Menaechmus by Plautus! The Good, the Bad, and the Menaechmi Brothers Menaechmus -... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Brilliant Minds
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... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
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 Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
Watch Measure for Measure for our next class https://www.broadwayhd.com/movies/AW2GtAcupx3F9_4Aqetv (with Mark Rylance) https://globeplayer.tv/videos/measure-for-measure-english (Dir. Dominic Dromgoole rent/buy) https://youtu.be/uaWyB5epNGE (Texas Shakespeare Festival - free) Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
RemarkaBULL Podversation https://www.redbulltheater.com/cuccioli-robins-podversation EXPLORING ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA WITH ROBERT CUCCIOLI AND LAILA ROBINS LIVESTREAM Monday, March 1, 2021 Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
Links related to Terence & The Woman from Andros Red River Theatre's production of Girl from Andros (viewed in class) https://youtu.be/-8ZSmq1Tf6Y Machiavelli's Andria and the Yale production (viewed a clip in class) https://amzn.to/3dpPxeD https://books.google.com/books?id=s9RveENMTIEC&pg=PA36&lpg=PA36&dq=machiavelli+andria&source=bl&ots=xcetF-DWy2&sig=ACfU3U24GLPIuqJ7UHIQPRBzGK2kHO38ZQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwits5bH0vPuAhVrF1kFHduNAykQ6AEwCHoECA8QAw#v=onepage&q=machiavelli%20andria&f=false https://youtu.be/xlG_cq3mi2I https://collegearts.yale.edu/events/shows-screenings/girl-andros https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2012/04/18/first-time-machiavelli-translation-debuts-at-yale/ Thornton Wilder's novel... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
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 -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
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Wishing you the very best for the Holiday Season! Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
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:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Film versions Go Tell It On the Mountain If Beale Street Could Talk (Trailer) Articles Slavery and Revenge, John Kerrigan James Baldwin and Chinua Achebe’s Forgotten Conversation About Beauty, Morality, and the Political Power of Art THE DAY I FINALLY... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here are links on James Baldwin to get you started for our upcoming discussion: If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? (NY Times, July 29, 1979 by James Baldwin) Baldwin's 1979 speech at Berkeley Interview with... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here are links related to our discussions on Emerson: Stanford Encyclopedia -- Transcendentalism Stanford Encyclopedia — Ancient Theories of Soul Concise outline by U Idaho Prof. Nick Gier A comparison of Platonic and Judeo-Christian concepts (1958 MA Thesis by Lester... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Emerson Selections Nature The American Scholar The Transcendentalist Self Reliance The Over-Soul "The Rhodora" "Brahma" Experience Culture The Fugitive Slave Law The Emancipation Proclamation Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here are some key dates related to our reading of Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra: Antony (83 - 30 BCE) Cleopatra (69 - 30 BCE) Second Triumvirate Augustus (63 BCE - 14 CE) Antony (83 - 30 BCE) Lepidus (c.88 -... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here is a Sunday Q&A recording and a few additional links related to our reading of Ovid-- Audio recording for our recent Sunday Q&A - 9/20 Two great books on Roman religion: Scheid, An Introduction to Roman Religion Beard, Religions... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here are a few resources we've collected on Ovid along the way. A few more likely to follow. Bernini's Apollo and Daphne Golding's translation of Ovid in multiple versions to access https://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.02.0074 https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/english/currentstudents/undergraduate/modules/fulllist/special/en356/rouse_ed._goldings_ovid_1904.pdf https://books.google.com/books/about/Ovid_s_Metamorphoses.html?id=YISOeAcyx94C https://amzn.to/33DNAVu https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2018/08/29/an-ovidian-taste-test-the-old-verse-translations-of-ovids-metamorphoses/ Latin audio of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Our first session of the Fall Semester is coming up! These are recommended selections, the "not to be missed" sections that will form the basis for our class discussions of Ovid's Metamorphoses. Prioritize reading the complete books noted below in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
As we approach reading Ovid's Metamorphoses for Brilliant Minds this Fall, here are links to some background reading on Greek mythology: Roberto Calasso, The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony https://amzn.to/2PEg7Dx Jean-Pierre Vernant, The Universe, Gods, and Men https://amzn.to/3fJY5dG Timothy Gantz,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here is the audio as well as links to referenced articles and video: Audio: Sunday Q&A 20200726 audio Bernadine Evaristo video at: https://literacytrust.org.uk Maureen Corrigan review at NPR: Waterstones interview: New York Times: Looking at Epic Poetry Aeon: Nostalgia reimagined... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Here are a few additional select links and resources for Joy Harjo's An American Sunrise: Review at NPR https://www.npr.org/2019/08/14/750502736/in-an-american-sunrise-joy-harjo-speaks-with-a-timeless-compassion Review at New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/books/review/an-american-sunrise-poems-joy-harjo.html Overview and Introduction at the NEA https://www.arts.gov/national-initiatives/nea-big-read/an-american-sunrise Stomp Dance at Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stomp_dance Mound Builders at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Audio https://www.dropbox.com/s/03vu4mauth4773d/Sunday%20Q%26A%2020200719%20audio_only.m4a?dl=0 NYTimes Article https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/11/us/muscogee-creek-nation-oklahoma.html?searchResultPosition=1 NYTimes Opinion https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/opinion/mcgirt-oklahoma-muscogee-creek-nation.html SCOTUS https://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/19pdf/18-9526_9okb.pdf 1866 Treaty https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/u-s-treaty-creek-nation-1866/ Louis Erdrich, The Round House https://amzn.to/39aRzLz Jane Alison on Narrative https://amzn.to/32A4aqo Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Joy Harjo's recent Opinion Piece in the New York Times on the recent SCOTUS opinion: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/14/opinion/mcgirt-oklahoma-muscogee-creek-nation.html Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2020 at Brilliant Minds
Three readings by Joy Harjo related to An American Sunrise Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2020 at Brilliant Minds