GOETHE’S FAUST: A DRAMATIC READING OF A NEW TRANSLATION
November 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Venue, Cour Regard at the Dallas Institute
Featuring Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and Frederick Turner
A Dramatic Reading and Discussion in Cour Regard
Goethe’s Faust is at the heart of the great change that created the modern world. Goethe’s vision of the unity of nature and the human spirit, his philosophy of growth and process, and his astonishing poetry, both lushly lyrical and philosophically brilliant, influenced the English romantics and the American transcendentalists and helped drive a new evolutionary view of reality. Many of our ideas about human equality, the nature of the divine, sexual mores, and conscience find their root in Faust. Zsuzsanna Ozsváth and Frederick Turner have completed a new, dynamic poetic translation of the play. In this public debut of their latest work, Dr. Turner, the celebrated actor Fred Curchack, and other performers will give the play a stirring dramatic reading on the Institute stage.
Admission: $20; $10 for Educator Members; Students Free
DR. ZSUZSANNA OZSVÁTH is the Leah and Paul Lewis Chair in Holocaust Studies and Professor of Literature and the History of Ideas in the School of Arts and Humanities at UT-Dallas.
DR. FREDERICK TURNER is Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at UT-Dallas, an Institute Fellow, and award-winning author of numerous volumes of criticism and poetry.