The courage and innovation of Mike Bickal’s senior project in theater deserves merit. The Fall of the House of Usher, adapted from Edgar Allan Poe’s story, set out to use all of Benedict Hall as its stage. During the performance, the audience was free to roam around the building as they liked. The characters, seemingly unable to realize they were not alone, felt at home in Benedict (now Madeline and Roderick Usher’s house), and acted undisturbed.More ...
For a film that centers on deception and injustice, the silent film Way Down East celebrates innocence in a way that I’ve never before encountered.
Courtesy of Hamilton’s Music Department, composer and Buffalo native Philip Rothman visited campus on Saturday to oversee the second performance of his original score, which accompanies the movie. Without the music, the acting and production is still very well done—but Rothman’s music complements what’s going on visually and (to no exaggeration) totally transforms it.
After the murder of their father, siblings Orestes and Electra seek revenge in a plot to kill their mother, Clytemnestra. Six days after the death of their mother, Orestes and Electra await their execution. Their uncle Menelaus, returning from the Trojan War, might be the only one able to save them from their fate.
Based on the original play Orestes by Euripides, Orestes 2.0 is a contemporary adaptation by Charles L. Mee in 1992 about the aftermath of the Trojan War. Mee is an American playwright known for his collage-like style of playwriting. He currently teaches playwrighting at the Columbia University School of the Arts. Orestes 2.0 was his breakthrough play in 1992.