Classics at Cour Regard: The Count of Monte Cristo
The story of Edmund Dantes, self-styled Count of Monte Cristo, is told with consummate skill. The victim of a miscarriage of justice, Dantes is fired by a desire for retribution and empowered by a stroke of providence. In his campaign of vengeance, he becomes an anonymous agent of fate. The sensational narrative of intrigue, betrayal, escape, and triumphant revenge moves at a cracking pace. Dumas’ novel presents a powerful conflict between good and evil embodied in an epic saga of rich diversity that is complicated by the hero’s ultimate discomfort with the hubristic implication of his own actions.
This Spring we embark on an artistically diverse engagement with the classics as we reconsider what grants certain works of literature entrance into the canon. Part performance part scholarly exploration, Classics at Cour Regard will offer a 21st century perspective and a new appreciation for our civilization’s most iconic works of literature through multidisciplinary celebrations of classic texts. Join us this Fall and Spring for four evenings of literature, music, performance, food, and drink.
|October 7, 2016||Herman Melville, Moby-Dick|
|December 2, 2016||Murasaki Shikibu, The Tale of Genji (In partnership with the Japan America Society)|
|February 3, 2017||Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo|
|April 7, 2017||Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude|
Season pass: Members $150; Nonmembers $195; Member Teachers $60
Per program: Members $50, Nonmembers $65, Member Teachers $20