Sunday, April 20, 2014
Othello is Shakespeare’s remarkable domestic tragedy. Almost a chamber play, against the background of the tumult of Venetian trade wars, Othello follows five characters trapped inside the violent revenge fantasy of theater’s most chilling psychopath. At the heart of his play, Shakespeare retells the Italian writer Cinthio’s story of African Othello, the great general of Venice, driven mad with jealousy at the hands of his trusted officer, Iago. It is a uniquely powerful and moving experience as we watch the most improbable, and simultaneously hopeful, love story—of winter and spring, black and white—disintegrate before us in the hands of what Coleridge called “motiveless malignity.”
Othello also performs April 17-18, 25-26 at 7:30pm; April 27 at 2:00pm; and May 17 at 8:30pm
Director John Bouchard will give a talk following the April 18 performance
Monday, April 21, 2014
CSP Lecture: Char Miller
The final lecture of the 2013-14 CSP Lecture Series
Char Miller is the director of the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College and the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University and B.A. from Pitzer College. He is author of the award-winning Deep in the Heart of San Antonio: Land and Life in South Texas and Gifford Pinchot and the Making of Modern Environmentalismand is editor of the companion volumes Water in the 21st-Century West and River Basins of the American West. Most recently, Miller published On the Edge: Water, Immigration, and Politics in the Southwest (2013) and Seeking the Greatest Good: The Conservation Legacy of Gifford Pinchot (2013) as well as the co-authored Death Valley National Park: A History (2013). Miller is a regular contributor of essays, commentary, and reviews to professional journals, newspapers, and online media; his blog, Golden Green, explores environmental issues in California and the West for KCET.org.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Screening of "Central Park Five" and "The Times of Harvey Milk"
Presented by the Politics Department as part of the weekly film screening for Politics 101.
In "Central Park Five" award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns explores the story of the miscarriage of justice that engulfed Anton McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise, the black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of a horrific crime in 1989.
"The Times of Harvey Milk" is a portrait of the life and career of Harvey Milk, a charismatic grassroots activist and the first openly gay person elected to political office.