Runnals

Through this innovative creative research laboratory, theater and dance majors collaborate to create and produce their own works with guided feedback from a team of Theater and Dance Department faculty and staff. This year Brendan Leonard ’16 will explore Chuck Mee’s play Big Love and Alexis Atkinson ’15 will unpack ragtime.


Runnals

Through this innovative creative research laboratory, theater and dance majors collaborate to create and produce their own works with guided feedback from a team of Theater and Dance Department faculty and staff. This year Brendan Leonard ’16 will explore Chuck Mee’s play Big Love and Alexis Atkinson ’15 will unpack ragtime.


Runnals

Through this innovative creative research laboratory, theater and dance majors collaborate to create and produce their own works with guided feedback from a team of Theater and Dance Department faculty and staff. This year Brendan Leonard ’16 will explore Chuck Mee’s play Big Love and Alexis Atkinson ’15 will unpack ragtime.


Massimo-Ciavolella

Giuseppe Baretti (1719-1789) left Turin, Italy, at an early age and traveled throughout Italy and Europe, ending up in London in 1751. There he published, among other things, The Italian Library, a catalog of the lives and works of several Italian writers. He became secretary of the Royal Academy of Arts and befriended the most prominent intellectuals of the time. When Samuel Sharp—a well-established physician and fellow of the Royal Society of London—published his Letters from Italy suggesting that his travels through that country had been less than pleasurable and that its inhabitants were less than gracious hosts, Baretti took it on himself to vindicate his countrymen. The controversy that ensued occupied the press for the following year.

Massimo Ciavolella, professor of Italian and comparative literature at UCLA and director of UCLA’s Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, will discuss.