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Clio C. Smurro

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A Gripping “Agrippina”

This past weekend, the Boston Lyric Opera concluded its run of “Agrippina,” an Italian opera written by German composer George Friedrich Handel. With visual richness, delightful humor, and creative staging, the performance offered a brief escape into scandalous ancient Rome.

‘Liaisons’ Offers Variety of Dance Delights

The Boston Conservatory Dance Theater presents “Liaisons,” a performance featuring works by Martha Graham, Jose Limon, and contemporary choreographers.

Five Arts-Related Organizations That Should Exist on Campus But Don't

Over Thanksgiving break, Clio made several shell bouquets.

Novelist Irving Brings Humor to Morris Gray Lecture

“To find a novelist with such nuance and precision, one would perhaps need to return to Dickens or James.”

‘Jack Goes Boating’ but Ends Up Sinking

The quality of Hoffman’s acting and infrequent scenes of dark humor provide rare moments of cinematic skill, but as a whole, the film’s poor pacing, forced dialogue, and lack of emotional identification with the characters ensure that “Jack Goes Boating” just can’t stay afloat.

'Pillowman' Anything But Fluffy

In the opening scene of “The Pillowman,” a man, covered to the waist in a rough burlap sack, lies sprawled on a table, while a lone wooden rocking horse rests forgotten in a corner.