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6:30 pm

BRAVO! BRAVA!: Gender, Opera, and the Marriage of Figaro

March 29, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Lyric Opera, 11 Ave de Lafayette
Boston, MA 02111 United States

The opera stage is a place of play and possibility, especially when it comes to the rules of gender. Women often portray men—or even depict men pretending to be women—delighting audiences with inversions and transformations that titillate, amuse, and often illuminate greater truths. DR. LAURENCE SENELICK, professor, actor, director, and author of the leading study […]

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7:00 pm

ELIF BATUMAN at Harvard Book Store

March 29, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store is pleased to present New Yorker staff writer ELIF BATUMAN, author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them for a reading from her debut novel, The Idiot. About The Idiot: The year is 1995, and email is new. Selin, the daughter of Turkish immigrants, arrives for her freshman […]

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