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Hamlet Wakes Up Late

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Hamlet Wakes Up Late
By Mamduh Adwan

An English-language premiere!

Translated by Margaret Litvin
Adapted & directed by Rebekah Maggor
Music by guest composer-in-residence Kinan Abou-afach
Choreography by Jumay Chu and Niara Hardister

Fight choreography by Jacob Lehman


With a special appearance by members of the Cornell Fencing Team

Bad Jews

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By Joshua Harmon
Produced by Alissa Jaquin
Directed by Julia Dunetz 

The night after their grandfather’s funeral, three cousins are forced to share their family’s Upper West Side apartment. In the face of a family heirloom with no designated heir, who will prove to be the most deserving and most “Jewish” owner of Poppy’s chai necklace?

November 2, 2017 at 7:30pm
November 3, 2017 at 5:00pm
November 4, 2017 at 2pm & 7:30pm
Black Box Theatre
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts

Tickets: $5 General Admission

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PMA 9900 : Thesis and Research Projects
Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Graduate student course while working on thesis and research for dissertation.
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PMA 7100 : The Pedagogy of Theatre
Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Provides graduate students in the field of theatre an opportunity to work directly with a faculty member to explore pedagogical theory and practice for undergraduate theatre classes in all areas of the curriculum.
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PMA 7000 : Independent Study for Graduate Students in Theatre
Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
Independent study in theatre allows graduate students the opportunity to pursue special interests not treated in regularly scheduled courses. A faculty member, who becomes the student's instructor for the course, must approve the student's program of study and agree to provide continuing supervision of the work.
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PMA 6710 : Late Theory
Crosslisted as: FGSS 4711, FGSS 6711, LGBT 4710, LGBT 6710, PMA 4710 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
This seminar explores theoretical work in which lateness figures as the signal condition, gesture, problem, or method. We begin with two topics prominent in twentieth-century criticism: late style and late capitalism. We then pivot to contemporary theory "after" theory—or what Amy Holzapfel calls "subprime critique": works marked variously by senses or intimations of belatedness, loss, exhaustion, and decay. Throughout, theoretical readings are paired with an eclectic set of art objects, ranging from literary fictions (James, Baldwin) to more and less popular television series (The Sopranos, Roseanne's Nuts) to avant-garde performances (The Lily's Revenge, Discotropic). Authors may include Adorno, Agamben, Berlant, Jameson, Mbembe, Moten, Said, and Sedgwick. Issues of ability, age, class, gender, race, and sexuality are foregrounded.
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PMA 6701 : Nightlife
Crosslisted as: AMST 4705, FGSS 4701, LGBT 4701, LSP 4701, LSP 6701, PMA 4701 Semester offered: Spring 2018 Instructor:
This course explores nightlife as a temporality that fosters countercultural performances of the self and that serves as a site for the emergence of alternative kinship networks.  Focusing on queer communities of color, course participants will be asked to interrogate the ways in which nightlife demonstrates the queer world-making potential that exists beyond the normative 9-5 capitalist model of production. Performances of the everyday, alongside films, texts, and performance art, will be analyzed through a performance studies methodological lens.  Through close readings and sustained cultural analysis, students will acquire a critical understanding of the potentiality of spaces, places, and geographies codified as "after hours" in the development of subcultures, alternative sexualities, and emerging performance practices.
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