Crimson staff writer

Rebecca A. Greenberg

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Come (Re)Experience Your Childhood With “Hansel And Gretel”

Harvard College Opera’s production of “Hansel and Gretel, which runs Feb. 4-8 at the Agassiz Theater, promises to bring a favorite childhood story to life with a full orchestra, soaring arias, sumptuous costumes, and even a giant gingerbread house.

On Campus

In 'Acis and Galatea,' Love Hits a High Note

Winning the affections of your crush is no easy task—especially if you’re a cyclops sticking out like a sore thumb among beautiful nymphs and shepherds. But that’s not to say such a challenging endeavor isn’t interesting to watch.

On Campus

Electric 'Seneca's Medea' is a Dramatic Spectacle

The sheer passion in the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s red-hot production of “Seneca’s Medea,” translated by the Harvard Classics Club, could have set ablaze the ghostly waters of the Adams Pool Theater. The actors’ ability to convey the nuances of their characters’ emotions through their mastery of tone and gesture as well as and the production’s remarkable use of the theater’s vestigial pool features made for a dramatic spectacle.


Harvard Researchers Discover Key to Termite Mound Ventilation

Their research revealed that the termites’ mounds drive a convection current which helps the release of stale air from the underground nest to the surface of the mound.

On Campus

Molière’s 'The Misanthrope' Gets a Modern Makeover in 'School of Lies'

The time is 1666, and you are sitting in a Paris salon among corseted women and foppish dandies. However, as indicated by the lines above, you are not listening to dialogues in standard 17th-century verse. The humor is undoubtedly right here, right now in Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club’s “School of Lies,” a new play that will open at the Loeb Experimental Theater and run from Dec. 5 to Dec. 13.


'Awake' Explains Yoga

“Awake: The Life of Yogananda”, an independent film directed by Paola di Florio and Lisa Leeman, gives even the most disillusioned or skeptical American a chance to discover the true identity and spiritual significance of the several-thousand-year-old Asian tradition of yoga.

Flyby Front Feature

Ten Ways You Could’ve Trolled Harvard Tourists

Like many a polite Harvard student, you’ve probably kindly taken ten minutes out of your day to give directions to Agassiz House. But what if you hadn’t?

On Campus

'Three Sisters' Fails to Launch

The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club's production of "Three Sisters" infused the play with a 21st-century flavor, and its subtle wit engaged the modern audience while fully preserving the poignancy of the characters’ conditions. The play effectively made up for the lackluster performances of some of its lead actors through an ingenious use of props and stage design, which helped to deliver the emotional power that the blocking and acting largely failed to convey.

Harvard Dance Project Performance

Crimson Arts Calendar Nov. 7-9

A new feature in which the Arts Blog suggests an artistic goings-on for the weekend.

On Campus

Not So Easy

There is nothing straightforward about “Three Easy Pieces”, a solo exhibition by Japanese-British artist Simon Fujiwara that opened Oct. 23 in the Carpenter Center: the “ease” of the show lies not in the casual nonchalance the title may suggest but in its confession-like integrity and approachability, strengths that enable a range of viewers to appreciate its multilayered yet unresolved nature.

Visual Arts

A Gala For Goya

Employed as a court painter by four successive Spanish monarchs and beloved for his flattering paintings of aristocrats and intellectuals, Goya was also gifted with a perceptive eye for human nature and the sociopolitical changes of his country, as suggested by his sometimes mordant lithographs, prints, and etchings.

On Campus

Talking Shock

What is the role of violence and shock in poetry today? Or, as English professor and critic Stephen Burt asked at the “In Extremis” poetry panel Oct. 1, “What does a poet gain or lose by having blood all over the page?”

On Campus

Not Your Grandmother's Porcelain

Ranging from coffee mugs to Thanksgiving turkey plates, Brandl's work boasts compelling scenes set in the artist’s Midwest childhood home that poke, prod, and unsettle the viewer with their piquant historical allusions, terse humor, and sharp social commentaries.

On Campus

Arboreal Art Awes at Arnold Arboretum

“Artists in the Arboretum,” on display at the park’s Hunnewell building through Oct. 19, showcases the work of 27 local artists with personal relationships to the park.