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RSC Residency 2003 Events open to the public

Lectures

Mondays through April 14

"The Plays of the Royal Residency," Ralph Williams, professor of English Language and Literature. No registration required for public observation. 7—8:30 p.m. Some will be held in East Hall, room 1324, 525 E. University; others will be in rooms to be announced later. Free.

January 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

"Clinging to the Truth in the 21st Century: What the Legacies of King and Gandhi Offer," Rajmohan Gandhi, honorary visiting professor and director of Global Crossroads at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and the author of Gandhi's biography. 4 p.m., Schorling Auditorium, School of Education Building, 610 E. University Ave. Free.

February 7

"The Forms of Political Morality in Salman Rushdie's Work," Sadia Abbas, English Language and Literature lecturer. 2 p.m., School of Social Work Building, Room 2609, 1080 S. University Ave. Free.

"Illustrating Shakespeare," Nancy Reinhardt, curator. 4—5:30 p.m. U-M Special Collections Library, Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 711, 7th Floor, U-M Central Campus between the Diag and S. University Avenue. Free. More>

February 13

"Focus on India," Ashutosh Varshney, associate professor of political science and director of the Center for South Asian Studies. Noon, William Davidson Institute, 724 E. University Ave., Wyly Hall, 1st Floor. Free.

February 16

"Learning Shakespeare," lecture and luncheon featuring English Prof. Ralph Williams and UMS President Ken Fischer. Noon, Alumni Center, Founder's Room, 200 Fletcher St. (corner of Washington). For reservations, call (734) 764-0384 or toll free (800) 847-4764. Tickets are $20 for members of AAUM/UMS and $25 for non-members and must be purchased in advance. Food by Zingerman's Catering.

February 23

"Falstaff, the Jolly Knight of Windsor," by Richard LeSeur, music specialist.3 p.m. Ann Arbor District Library, Multipurpose Room, Basement Level, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free.

    March 4
“The History of India According to Salman Rushdie.” Noon, Osterman Common Room, Institute for the Humanities, 520 Rackham, 915 E. Washington St. Free.


    March 17
“The Final Wrap-Up: Ralph Williams and the Royal Residency,” a community debrief and discussion on the plays in the Royal Residency. 7 p.m., East Hall, room 1324, 525 E. University. Free.


Exhibits

   January 20–March 16
“Illustrating Shakespeare,” Special Collections Library, Room 711, 7th Floor, U-M Central Campus between Diag and S. University Avenue. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.–Fri.; 10 a.m.–Noon, Saturday. For more information, call (734) 764-9377. Free.

Film

January 25

"Garam Hawa (Hot Winds)" (1973) 146 min/Directed by M.S. Sathyu (India), Urdu. 6:30—10 p.m., Natural Science Auditorium, 830 N. University Ave. Free.

February 1

"Train to Pakistan" (1998) 111 min/Directed by Pamela Rooks (UK/India), Hindi. 6:30—10 p.m., Natural Science Auditorium, 830 N. University Ave. Free.

February 15

"Bombay" (1995) 130 min/Directed by Mani Rathnam (India), Hindi. 6:30—10 p.m., Natural Science Auditorium, 830 N. University Ave. Free.

March 1

"Tamas" (Part 1) 1986, Hindi. 6:30—10 p.m., Natural Science Auditorium, 830 N. University Ave. Free.

March 8

"Tamas" (Part 2) 1986. Hindi. 6:30—10 p.m., Natural Science Auditorium, 830 N. University Ave. Free.

Book Clubs

February 3

"History, Family and the Body Politic in 'Midnight's Children,'" led by English lecturer Sadia Abbas. 7-8:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library, Multipurpose Room, Basement Level, 343 S. Fifth Ave. free.

Febuary 5

Follow-up book discussion of "Midnight's Children" led by U-M graduate students Rahul Sinha, Asian Studies, and Sejal Sutaria, English Language and Literature. 7—8:30 p.m., Shaman Drum Bookshop, 311—315 S. State St. Free.

February 17

"Love and Language in 'Midnight's Children,'" led by English Lecturer Sadia Abbas. 7—8:30 p.m., Ann Arbor District Library, multipurpose room, basement level, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free.

February 19

Follow-up book discussion of "Midnight's Children," led by graduate students Rahul Sinha, Asian Studies, and Sejal Sutaria, English Language and Literature. 7—8:30 p.m., Shaman Drum Bookshop, 311—315 S. State St. Free.

Study Clubs

February 11

"Coriolanus," led by English Prof. Linda Gregerson. 7—8:30 p.m. Ann Arbor District Library, multipurpose room, basement level, 343 S. Fifth Avenue. Free.

February 13

"Merry Wives of Windsor," led by John Neville-Andrews, associate professor of theatre and drama. 7—8:30 p.m. Ann Arbor District Library, Multipurpose Room, Basement Level, 343 S. Fifth Ave. Free.

Tours

March 3 and 6

"Illustrating Shakespeare," guided tour of theU-M Special Collections Library led byNancy Reinhart, exhibit curator. Two tours starting on the hour, 4 and 5 p.m., 50 people maximum per tour. Hatcher Graduate Library, Room 711, 7th Floor, U-M Central Campus between the Diag and S. University Avenue. For more information, call (734) 764-9377. Free.

 

Roundtables

March 4

"Coriolanus: A World Elsewhere: Coriolanus and Cultural Exile," interdepartmental panel moderated by Linda Gregerson, professor of English Language and Literature. Discussants include Kate Mendeloff, lecturer, Residential College drama; Steven Mullaney, associate professor of English; Cindy Sowers, lecturer, Romance Languages and faculty counselor, Residential College; and Markus Nornes, associate professor of Asian Languages and Cultures. 2 p.m., Power Center Stage, 121 Fletcher St. Free.

 

   March 5

"Merry Wives of Windsor: An Early Modern Sit-Com: Love in Windsor 1602—2003," interdepartmental panel moderated by Barbara Hodgdon, adjunct professor of English, Residential College. Discussants include Frances Dolan, English Language and Literature, Miami University of Ohio; Michael Schoenfeldt, professor of English Language and Literature and director, Medieval/Early Modern Studies; John Neville Andrews, associate professor of theater and drama; and Naomi Andre, assistant professor of music. 2 p.m., Power Center Stage, 121 Fletcher St. Free.

March 11

"Midnight's Children—All The World and The Stage: The Theatre and a Global Audience," interdepartmental panel moderated by Ralph Williams, professor of English Language and Literature. Discussion deals with themes shared by all three RSC playsclass and the appropriation of culture. Discussants include Simon Gikandi, Robert Hayden Collegiate Professor of English Language and Literature; David Potter, professor of Classical Studies; Glenda Dickersen, professor of theatre and drama, School of Music; Steven Mullaney, associate professor of English Language and Literature; and Sadia Abbas, lecturer in English Language and Literature. 4 p.m., Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St. Free.

Interviews

March 11

"Indian History, Politics and the Making of Midnight's Children," Salman Rushdie interview with Ashutosh Varshney, associate professor of political science and director of the Center for South Asian Studies. 7 p.m. Rackham Auditorium, 915
Washington). $25 for members of AAUM/UMS and $35 for non-members. For reservations, call (734) 764-0384 or toll free (800) 847-4764. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Food by D'amato's.

March 12

"The Literary Rushdie," Salman Rushdie interview with Guari Viswanathan, Class of 1933, professor in the humanities and director of the Southern Asian Institute at Columbia University. 11 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St. Free.

Symposium

March 12

"Knowing South Asia: Reflections on the World of Salman Rushdie," elaboration on the complex links between nation, religion and diversity in the writings of Salman Rushdie.

Panelists: Juan Cole, professor of history and author of "Sacred Space and Holy War: the Politics, Culture, and History of Shi'ite Islam"; Sunil Khilnani, professor of political science and director of the South Asia Program at Johns Hopkins University, and author of "The Idea of India"; Shashi Tharoor, executive assistant to the secretary-general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, and author of "India: From Midnight to the Millennium"; Najam Sethi, editor of The Friday Times (Pakistan); and Ashutosh Varshney, associate professor of political science and director of the Center for South Asian Studies, and author of "Ethnic Conflict and Civil Life: Hindus & Muslims in India." Moderator: Daniel Herwitz, Mary Fair Croushore Professor of Humanities and director of the Institute for the Humanities. 1:30—4:30 p.m. Rackham Auditorium, 915 E. Washington St. Free.

Performances

March 1, 5, 8

"The Merry Wives of Windsor," 7:30 p.m. Power Center. Tickets required.

March 6, 9

"The Merry Wives of Windsor," 1:30 p.m. Power Center. Tickets required.

March 4, 6, 7

"Coriolanus," 7:30 p.m. Power Center. Tickets required.

March 2, 8

"Coriolanus," 1:30 p.m. Power Center. Tickets required.

March 12, 13, 14, 15

"Midnight's Children," 7:30 p.m. Power Center. Tickets required.

March 15, 16

"Midnight's Children," 1:30 p.m. Power Center. Tickets required.

Receptions

March 8

Meet and geet artistic staff of the Royal Shakespeare Company and UMS President Ken Fischer. 11 p.m. Alumni Center, Founder's Room, 200 Fletcher St. (corner of
Lecturer Sadia Abbas.

   March 12
Community reception for the RSC casts of “Coriolanus,” “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “Midnight’s Children.” 11 p.m. Zanzibar Restaurant, 216 S. State St. Cash bar. Music provided by dj powdrblu.

 

Behind the Scenes

March 4

"Coriolanus" lecture/demonstrations, which may include interviews with actors, directors, musicians, designers and technicians; and demonstrations on the set design, lighting, sound, special effects, film, wardrobe and wigs. 4:30 p.m., Power Center Stage, 121 Fletcher St. Free.

March 5

"Merry Wives of Windsor" lecture/demonstrations, which may include interviews with actors, directors, musicians, designers and technicians; and demonstrations on the set design, lighting, sound, special effects, film, wardrobe and wigs. 4:30 p.m., Power Center Stage, 121 Fletcher St. Free.

March 13

"Midnight's Children" lecture/demonstrations, which may include interviews with actors, directors, musicians, designers and technicians; and demonstrations on the set design, lighting, sound, special effects, film and wardrobe. 4:30 p.m., Power Center Stage, 121 Fletcher St. Free.

 

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