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The Harvard Divinity School, Religious Literacy Project is launching a new project focused on training Media & Entertainment executives on Religious Literacy.Similar to the work GLAAD does around LGBTQ issues and sensitivity.The symposium will be held on September 20-21, 2018, at Harvard Divinity School and it will address how to include religion/religious themes, plots and characters in entertainment media without further perpetuating the incorrect stereotypes; how content is made and why it matters; and finally, Religious Literacy - the new Social Responsibility frontier.
The Bacchae is perhaps the most popular of Euripides’ surviving plays. Directed by Anne Bogart and performed by actors of the SITI company of New York, the performance is full of striking dialogue, frenzied action, and choral songs of great power and beauty. Dionysus is the Greek god of wine, intoxication, ritual madness, and theater. He arrives incognito and in disguise in his birthplace Thebes, to convince the locals on the nature of his true divinity. The play revolves around the confrontation between Dionysus, the smiling, mysterious, soft-spoken and seemingly effeminate god, and Pentheus, the angry, impulsive and inflexible king of Thebes, who is ignorant of himself and his own nature. Dionysus’ cult starts to grow rapidly, and women start engaging in secret rituals involving wine, ecstasy and ritual madness. This prompts Pentheus to imprison Dionysus, but this attempt to control the god results in tragic consequences for Pentheus and his entire family.
Hosted by the Harvard Club of Southern California.
A brand-new documentary by Paula J. Caplan AB '69, Isaac Pope: The Spirit of an American Century, will have its first public screening on Sept. 23rd at Rockville Memorial Library, as the first in its Autumn Film Series. It is free and open to the public and will be followed by discussion with officials from the NAACP and members of the audience.
Producer Paula J. Caplan and Director Rock Grant will attend.
For a trailer and more information, isaacpopefilm.com
Breaking news from The Crimson: "Hasty Pudding Theatricals has cast six women to perform in its 2019 show, completing a co-ed shift the group vowed last semester and ending an almost two-century period during which only men could act in Pudding productions."
Among the six are two Harvardwood 101 alumnae, Annabel O’Hagan AB '19 and Laura S. Herman AB '19! The four other women selected are Celia K. Kenney AB '20, Ellen L. Shaheen AB '21, Shirley L. Chen AB '22, and Ashley M. LaLonde AB '20. Congratulations to all!
The 2018-19 Harvardwood Writers Program in Boston will begin meeting weekly in early October, and we're accepting applications from interested writers now through Sept. 25th.
New participants will be asked to submit a short writing sample, a bio or resume, and a paragraph stating what you'd like to work on with the group this year. Only Harvardwood members are eligible to apply and participate, so if you're not a current member, join Harvardwood or renew your membership before accessing the application link. The participation fee is $80/writer.
If you're interested in joining the Boston Screenwriting Group, make sure you're a current Harvardwood member, log in to our website, and fill out this brief form.