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Oregon Shakespeare Festival Brings ‘Othello’ to Contemporary America

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's "Othello" at the A.R.T. replaces the usual Renaissance Venice with a more lugubrious, yet modern American city (with the opening scenes taking place outside of a seedy nightclub) and Renaissance Cyprus with a village whose sand-toned architecture is reminiscent of the Middle East.

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NDT 2 Explores the Tragedy and Comedy of Being Human

The Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT) 2, one of the world’s most celebrated contemporary dance companies, arrived at the Boch Center in Boston for two performances on Jan. 26 and 27.

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‘The Nutcracker’ Returns to Bring Holiday Spirit to Boston

Though the Boston Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” runs annually in December, it did not fail to impress with its energy and high production value on its opening night on Nov. 29.

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‘figures;’: Harvard’s First Dance Thesis

"figures;" is the first-ever senior thesis to take the form of a choreographed dance performance. Choreographed and directed by TDM concentrator, Tiffany Y. Lau ’19, the show premieres this Dec. 7 at 7 p.m.

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‘Kaddish’ Illuminates a Poetic Masterpiece

A new, original adaptation of Ginsberg’s poem “Kaddish for Naomi Ginsberg” will premiere at the Loeb Ex thanks to the cast of HRDC this Dec. 1.

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Meet Annabel O’Hagan ’19, One of the First Women to Join the Hasty Pudding Cast

Last week, The Harvard Crimson sat down to chat with Annabel O’Hagan ’19, who is one of the first women to act in a Hasty Pudding show.

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Harvard Ballet Company marks 25 years with “on quarter”

Harvard Ballet Company celebrated 25 years of hard work, performance, and excellence Nov. 22 to Nov. 26 with their production of “on quarter.”

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'WET: A DACAmented Journey' Is a Heart-wrenching Trip

In “WET: A DACAmented Journey,” directed by Kevin Comartin and produced by Liz Ross, Anner Cividanis (Alex Alpharoah) is “an American in every sense of the word” — except on paper.

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Artist Spotlight: Ian A. Askew ’19

Ian A. Askew ’19 is a senior in Quincy House seeking a joint concentration in Theater, Dance, & Media and History & Literature. In 2017, he founded and directed the first edition of the Harvard Black Playwrights Festival.

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The Second Harvard Black Playwrights Festival Comes to Farkas Hall

Last weekend marked the second Black Playwrights Festival at Harvard, during which both renowned black playwrights and black students at the College showcased their works.

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Nelsons Delivers a Stunning Mahler ‘Resurrection’ with the BSO

The Boston Symphony Orchestra, along with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, led by James Burton, gripped the abrupt temporal and textural shifts with ready but spontaneous vigor. The result was a stunning ascent to radiant triumph.

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‘Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric Play’ Brings the Contemporary Political Climate to Stage

Anne Washburn’s “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play” is a charged show. It’s a part-comedy and part post-apocalyptic social commentary in which survivors work first to piece together an episode of “The Simpsons,” then to form a theater company that reenacts those scenes exclusively.

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Nelsons Delivers a Stunning Mahler ‘Resurrection’ with the BSO

Conductor Andris Nelsons delivered a deft balance of dramatic elements with the BSO on their Oct. 27 concert, which featured Mahler's “Resurrection" symphony.

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Boston Modern Orchestra Project’s ‘Time Release’ is a Masterful Display of Musical Juxtaposition

"Time Release” juxtaposed the notion of musical contrast against homophonic unity.

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‘Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride’ Brings Aesthetic Satire to Agassiz

This week, from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10,  the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club will present their fall production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic opera “Patience; or, Bunthorne’s Bride," a biting satire of overly aestheticized art.

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