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Elizabeth LeCompte and David Savran

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Start:
Nov 7, 2005
End:
Nov 7, 2005
Cost:
Free
Venue:
Segal Theater
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Elizabeth LeCompte, Director of The Wooster Group (New York), speaks with Professor David Savran about the company’s work with two French texts in translation: La Tentation de Saint Antoine by Gustave Flaubert (FRANK DELL’S THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTONY, 1987) and Phèdre by Jean Racine (TO YOU, THE BIRDIE!, 2001, translated by Paul Schmidt).

Elizabeth LeCompte is a founding member and director of The Wooster Group. Since 1975 LeCompte has constructed (choreographed, designed, and directed) seventeen multimedia theatre pieces with the Wooster Group. She has also choreographed short dance pieces and created film and video works. The Wooster Group, under her direction, has received numerous national and international awards, including several OBIE Awards (including Best Production in 2002 for To You, The Birdie! (Phèdre) and 1999 for House/Lights).

David Savran, Distinguished Professor of Theatre, Vera Mowry Roberts Chair in American Theatre, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Ph.D. in Theatre Arts, Cornell University. Major publications include: Breaking the Rules: The Wooster Group (1988); A Queer Sort of Materialism: Recontextualizing American Theatre (2003). He is the editor of the Journal of American Drama and Theatre and has served as a judge for the Village Voice OBIE Awards. His current research involves an investigation of theatre and popular culture in the United States from the 1920s to the present.

6:30 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2005, Martin E. Segal Theatre

Res. Code 6433. Free

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FRANK DELL’S THE TEMPTATION OF SAINT ANTONY
Courtesy of The Wooster Group
Photo © Louise Oligny
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TO YOU, THE BIRDIE! (PHÈDRE)
Courtesy of The Wooster Group
Photo © Paula Court
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DAVID SAVRAN
Courtesy of
The Graduate Center,
CUNY


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