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University Theatre presents Chekhov's 'Three Sisters'

Posted 5 years 7 months ago
Three women, one with umbrella, and a man with his back turned.

 

Russian writer Anton Chekhov was a literary artist of the first stripe, and a master of the modern short story. Perhaps most widely know as a major playwright, many motiffs and ideas about the dynamics within a play bear his name to his day. Next week, University Theatre presents one of the two plays written during his last years living in Yalta, Three Sisters:

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'In The Next Room' begins Sept. 20

Posted 5 years 8 months ago
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Beginning this Thursday, University Theatre presents

"In The Next Room," Sara Ruhl's Tony-nominated comedy about marriage, intimacy and electricity, in the Cellar Theatre of the Fine Arts Building Sept. 20-21 and 23-28 at 8 p.m. with a matinee performance Sept 30 at 2:30 p.m.

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Sperduto Professor Lawrence Sweet

Posted 5 years 8 months ago
Larry Sweet standing in front of an MRI machine.

Lots of great coverage of the Franklin College in Columns this week, including a nice front page story on new faculty member Lawrence Sweet:

A clinical neuropsychologist whose research explores the relationship between physical changes in the brain and conditions as diverse as dementia, nicotine dependence and obesity has joined UGA as the inaugural Gary R. Sperduto Professor of Psychology in the Franklin College of...

UGA to premiere Vogel's 'Things Fall Apart'

Posted 5 years 8 months ago
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Next week, UGA will host the world premiere of a new musical work by professor emeritus Roger Vogel:

 

"Things Fall Apart," a song cycle by University of Georgia's Roger C. Vogel based on excerpts from Chinua Achebe's novel of the same name, will premiere Sept. 6 at 8 p.m. in the Ramsey Concert Hall of the UGA Performing Arts Center. The concert is free and open to the public.

The English-language novel "Things Fall Apart" was written by Achebe, a Nigerian author. Originally published in 1958, the narrative tells the story of Okonkwo, a leader and wrestling...

The Arts at UGA

Posted 5 years 9 months ago
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The fine and performing arts units in the Franklin College - the Lamar Dodd School of Art, the department of dance, the department of theatre and film studies and the Hugh Hodgson School of Music - have long been the heart of the university. Not only do these units provide performance and exhibition opportunities for our students, they are important venues for the cultural life of the campus community and they are visibly engaged in our wider mission: educating a cultivated citizenry for Georgia. These units welcome school children and alumni alike, and quite often for the public,...

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