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21

Oct

The Pleasure of His Company

Randall Duk Kim Anne Occhiogrosso

10/21/2016 - 7:00pm

Memorial Union - Shannon Hall

Presented in partnership with The Arts Institute and Shakespeare in Wisconsin 2016: the world premiere of Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso starring in The Pleasure of His Company: Our 40 Year Love Affair with William Shakespeare, an evening of personal recollections, dramatic scenes and stories of Shakespeare's influence on Kim and Occhiogrosso's lives and careers for more than four decades.
 
The two-character performance piece, conceived and written by Kim and Occhiogrosso for the celebration of Shakespeare’s 400-year legacy, combines performance of signature Shakespearean dramatic scenes with performance pieces that celebrate Shakespeare’s contribution to world literature. The evening is also a tribute to the First Folio, the 1623 collection of Shakespeare’s plays which scholars cite as the most authentic and reliable versions of a majority of the playwright’s texts. The performance is a prelude to the Folger Shakespeare Library’s national exhibition of an original edition of the First Folio in Madison from November 3 - December 11 at the Chazen Museum of Art.
 

The Pleasure of His Company -  - <span class="date-display-single">10/21/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

01

Nov

Evicted

Matthew Desmond

11/01/2016 - 7:00pm

Memorial Union - Theater

Presented in partnership with Go Big Read, the Wisconsin Book Festival presents Matthew Desmond for his latest book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.  This heartbreaking first-hand account brings together years of fieldwork and data to change the perception of poverty in America.   
 
Following eight families and their respective landlords in Milwaukee, W.I., Desmond calls attention to the city’s growing eviction epidemic. Interweaving stories of poor white families from trailer parks, black families from ghettos and perspectives from landlords, Desmond further explores how poverty, race, and segregation aggregate the escalating eviction rates in Milwaukee.  
 
 
For further information and Go Big Read events, visit: https://gobigread.wisc.edu/
 

 

Evicted -  - <span class="date-display-single">11/01/2016 - 7:00pm</span>

15

Oct

2014 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture

Paul Fleischman

10/15/2014 - 7:30pm

Memorial Union - Great Hall

Some Things Go Together: Making Books with Charlotte Zolotow
 
Paul Fleischman will discuss his career as a writer for children and teens, and his long association with Charlotte Zolotow, the legendary editor at Harper & Row. Fleischman is the versatile author of fiction, nonfiction, and picture books, and he is well known for his venturesome creativity in all three genres. He won the Newbery Medal for Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices, and his novel Seedfolks is a popular choice for all-community reads. His most recent book is Eyes Wide Open: Going Behind the Environmental Headlines. This free public lecture is sponsored by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, a library of the UW-Madison School of Education; the Wisconsin Book Festival; and the Friends of the CCBC, Inc.  A book signing will follow the event, with books available on site from A Room of One’s Own.

2014 Charlotte Zolotow Lecture -  - <span class="date-display-single">10/15/2014 - 7:30pm</span>


201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI 53703

 

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