When someone dies, people often struggle to find the right words to honor them. But when Anne Fadiman’s student Marina
Thornton Wilder’s spirit would be pleased with the Chautauqua Theater Company today. His play, Our Town, has managed to make its way back to Chautauqua audiences, after its last performance in 1997 in the old Normal Hall.
SAALIK KHAN | Staff Photographer Roger Rosenblatt, distinguished professor of English and writing at Stony Brook University, speaks in the
He’s back — but this time, he’s alone. Since he first spoke here in 1985, Roger Rosenblatt has become well
It may be the end of another season for Chautauqua, but for the Institution’s senior administrative staff, it’s just the beginning of nine months spent brainstorming, planning and programming for summer 2015.
Ever wonder what books famous author’s like to read? The Daily’s literary art’s reporter Ryan Pait decided to found out with an interesting situation.
Opening the 2014 season at Chautauqua Institution, author Roger Rosenblatt began each morning lecture with speakers close to his heart and craft. Experience the Week One morning lectures all over again through the Chautauquans busy tweeting and Instagramming in this week’s Storify recap.
“The arts, in the broadest sense, help us, I think, to make sense of any society,” Paul Muldoon said. The Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet was in conversation with author Roger Rosenblatt Friday in the Amphitheater, and the two explored Ireland’s rich history of producing prominent writers — especially poets.
In Jules Feiffer’s 1977 comic strip collection, Hold Me!, a character called the Dancing Man says, “The one thing I should have been I’m not: Fred Astaire. But I don’t have the talent or discipline to be Fred Astaire. So I do the next best thing. I tap dance my way through life.”
Feiffer will speak at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater with Roger Rosenblatt as part of Week One’s morning lecture series, “Roger Rosenblatt and Friends.” The two have known one another for more than 25 years, and even though this was Feiffer’s second invitation to Chautauqua from Rosenblatt, it will be his first time on the grounds. Last-minute plane issues canceled his planned morning lecture with Rosenblatt two years ago.