Crimson staff writer
Directed by Judy Hegarty Lovett, the Gare St Lazare players’ 60th anniversary production of “Waiting for Godot,” which played through Sunday at the ArtsEmerson Paramount Center mainstage, met the audience like an old friend. Given the unyielding notoriety of the playwright Samuel Beckett in not allowing any changes to the mise-en-scène of the play, the Gare St Lazare Players were as precise as a clock whose methodical unwinding of the absurdist masterpiece greatly contrasts with the contents of the play.
When a human being is born, how does his or her story develop? With a neat beginning and an end, does it follow the trajectory of a straight line? Cuban writer and artist Severo Sarduy offered one explanation: "[B]iography usually happens before birth and then expands (or dilates)."
Visual and environment studies faculty members Katarina Burin and Amie Siegel chanced upon a collection of old slides of the home of Walter Gropius, a Bauhaus architect who resided in Lincoln, MA. The slides were recently presented to an audience at the Carpenter Center as a timely return of Bauhaus to the building.
Director Leos Carax appeared at the Carpenter Center for the Harvard Film Archive's retrospective “Overdrive,” which took place during the last two weekends of February. Carax is notoriously averse to public appearances and speaking with press about his work, so it was a rare privilege to hear the director speak in depth about his work.
There are so many shows, performances, and galleries in and around Harvard Square that sometimes it's hard to know where to start—so the Arts board is here for you. We've compiled a list of interesting (and nearby) events happening this weekend for those of you staying at Harvard for Thanksgiving. Send tips to email@example.com.
“World of Wires” is a haunting satire of society’s over-dependence on technology. Through his unconventional direction, Scheib examines the inherent artificiality of theater—the idea that in many productions, playwrights, and actors want to convince the audience that a choreographed, scripted piece of art is in fact real life.