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Marvin Carlson: 10,000 Nights
November 15, 2017, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for a celebration of Marvin Carlson’s latest book Ten Thousand Nights: Highlights from 50 Years of Theatre-Going. This volume collects an astonishing chronicle of a half-century of theatre-going, in which Carlson recalls 50 memorable productions, out of over 10,000— choosing one from each year spanning from 1960 to 2010. The range of performances covered is wide and represent a history of theatre in itself–edgy experimental productions, theatre classics, mainstream musicals, and street performance. Travel with the author to stages and sidewalks across Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Milan, New York, and elsewhere.
Carlson provides unique insight on what theatre-going meant in each decade, what kind of theatre the zeitgeist produced, and his personal accounts of the productions. These engaging vignettes portray vivid descriptions of productions, venues, and neighborhoods, all told with necessary cultural context—covering significant theatre movements and artists from the late twentieth century to the present. Published by University of Michigan Press.
Sponsored by the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center