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Peter Arcese
New York
Arts & Education
Interests: Arts, Education
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Enheduana, The Complete Poems, trans. Helle, (Yale) Euripides, Helen, in: Ion, Helen, Orestes, trans. Svarlien, UK ed. (Hackett) Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra, eds. Mowat & Werstine (Folger) Ann Radcliffe, The Mysteries of Udolpho, ed. Dobr’ee (Oxford) Clarice Lispector, The Besieged... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2023 at Brilliant Minds
Here is the book list for the upcoming Brilliant Minds - Fall 2023 semester: Cicero, The Nature of the Gods, trans. P.G. Walsh (Oxford) ISBN: 9780199540068 Plutarch, A Selection of Eight Roman Lives, trans. Robin Waterfield (Oxford) ISBN: 9780199537389 Margery... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2023 at Brilliant Minds
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Posted Jun 9, 2023 at Brilliant Minds
Here is our Summer reading list! Audrey Magee, The Colony (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Tanya Tagaq, Split Tooth (Penguin) Genya Turovskaya, The Breathing Body of This Thought (Black Square) Andrey Kurkov, Gray Bees, trans. Boris Dralyuk (Deep Vellum) Olga Tokarczuk,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2023 at Brilliant Minds
Brilliant Minds — Spring 2023 Readings: Apuleius, The Golden Ass, trans. Walsh (Oxford) William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, eds. Mowat & Werstine (Folger) Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, ed. Watts (Oxford) Abdulrazak Gurnah, Paradise (New Press) Louise Glück, The... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2022 at Brilliant Minds
Here is our reading list in recommended editions for Fall 2022: Euripides, Hippolytus, trans. Grene, in Euripides I (U Chicago) William Shakespeare, The Tempest, eds. Mowat & Werstine (Folger) Jean Racine, Phèdre, trans. Ted Hughes (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Albert... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2022 at Brilliant Minds
Here is the list for our Summer reading! Wild Swims, by Dorthe Nors The Committed, by Viet Thanh Nguyen Everyday Mojo Songs of Earth: New and Selected Poems, 2001-2021, by Yusef Komunyakaa In Memory of Memory, by Maria Stepanova Walking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2022 at Brilliant Minds
Klara and the Sun links: A Humanoid Who Cares For Humans, From the Mind of Kazuo Ishiguro (NYTimes review) 'Klara And The Sun' Is A Masterpiece About Life, Love And Mortality (NPR review) The Radiant Inner Life of a Robot... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
Sophocles, Philoctetes, trans. Meineck (Hackett Classics) Seamus Heaney, The Cure at Troy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) Plautus, The Pot of Gold, in Four Comedies, trans. Segal (Oxford UP) Molière, The Miser, trans. Wood & Coward (Penguin Classics) Shakespeare, The Winter’s... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
Here are links related to our recent discussion of Irène Némirovsky's Suite Française: The Mirador: Dreamed Memories of Irene Nemirovsky by Her Daughter, Élisabeth Gille Denise Epstein, fille d' Irène Némirovsky, parle avec Egill Helgason - Kiljan 2011-09-07 Irène Némirovsky:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
Hamsun on America Southern Agragrians NICOLAISEN, PETER. “The Southern Agrarians and European Agrarianism.” The Mississippi Quarterly, vol. 49, no. 4, Mississippi State University, 1996, pp. 683–700, John Berger: Into Their Labours Growth of the Soil (film) Mysteries (film) Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
The Alchemist Gnit - closing Sunday 11/21 (USE CODE FINAL65 FOR $65 TICKETS) Paradise (Philoctetes) Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
For our upcoming session, I suggest you read "Guigemar" and "Yönec." Then, consider these groupings: Le Chaitivel, Bisclavret, Equitan Lanval, Le Fresne, Eliduc Milun, Laüstic, Chevrefoil, Les Deux Amanz The Lais were meant to be heard -- here is a... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
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 Sep 25, 2021 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 Georgetown University - Department of Performing Arts Shakesqueer Theatre Company - via Facebook From backstage at the Goodman to kids & clips Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
Watch Measure for Measure for our next class (with Mark Rylance) (Dir. Dominic Dromgoole rent/buy) (Texas Shakespeare Festival - free) Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
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) Machiavelli's Andria and the Yale production (viewed a clip in class) 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 The Chorus Intro to Greek Theatre Greek Tragedy Greek Comedy From Ritual to Theatre -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2021 at Brilliant Minds
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