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Creative Connections Between Literature and Live Performance

New this year, Cal Performances' take on the traditional book club offers a unique look at literary works associated with selected artists on the 2016/17 season. In the intimate setting of The Musical Offering (2430 Bancroft Way), Cal Performances associate director Rob Bailis will lead a series of one-hour conversations, accompanied by snacks and beverages (for purchase) and informal conversation. Tickets are $5, available online and at the Cal Performances Ticket Office. Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read the works in advance. And all are welcome!

Mon, Mar 20, 6pm
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and Filter Theatre

Classical verse meets riotous gig in Filter’s adaptation of Twelfth Night, where narrative drive and a torrent of sound and music create one of the most accessible Shakespeare productions of recent years. Co-artistic directors Oliver Dimsdale and Ferdy Roberts and guests will join Cal Shakes’ dramaturg Philippa Kelly to discuss this rousing production.
(Performances: Mar 22–26, Zellerbach Playhouse)

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Thu, Apr 6, 6pm
Edward Dusinberre's Beethoven for a Later Age

Dusinberre, first violinist of the Takács Quartet, discusses his book with Prof. Nicholas Mathew. Moderated by Cal Performances associate director Rob Bailis.
(Performances: Oct 15–16, Mar 4–5, Apr 8–9, Hertz Hall)

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Thu, May 11, 6pm
Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire and the Scottish Ballet

Consider the artistic choices involved in translating a literary work into the language of ballet. Dance dramaturg Carrie Gaiser Casey and theater dramaturg Michael Paller (ACT) discuss Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, now brought to the dance stage by the Scottish Ballet, choreographer Annabelle Lopez Ochoa, and director Nancy Meckler.
(Performances: May 10–12, Zellerbach Hall)

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