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Bergsten recalls a Chautauqua childhood

Bergsten recalls a Chautauqua childhood

It has been more than 50 years since C. Fred Bergsten worked at Chautauqua Institution, but his time here — from directing traffic at Norton Hall to ushering in the Amphitheater — is still a fond memory in his mind.

Attending Sunday morning church services at the Amphitheater with his parents is particularly memorable.

In homecoming of sorts, Bergsten to tie together week on U.S. economy

In homecoming of sorts, Bergsten to tie together week on U.S. economy

C. Fred Bergsten is no stranger to Chautauqua. As a child, he came here with his parents each summer, and as a teenager, he took part in many of the athletic activities available for young Chautauquans.

Today, however, Bergsten is not coming to Chautauqua to vacation with his family; he is the last morning lecturer for this week’s theme of “The U.S. Economy: Beyond a Quick Fix.”

Brown Bag lunch focuses on ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Brown Bag lunch focuses on ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’

Audience members planning to see Chautauqua Theater Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” can get an inside look during this afternoon’s Brown Bag lunch.

Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch said today’s event will be a “full-cast experience” that will include the play’s director, Ethan McSweeny, 14 conservatory members, four designers and three guest actors.

Stropki to discuss state of manufacturing

Stropki to discuss state of manufacturing

John M. Stropki began working in the shipping department of Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. as a summer job between his freshman and sophomore years at Purdue University in 1969. He was an engineering student and had no idea the job would lead to a very long career with the company.

After graduating from Purdue, Stropki joined the company full time. Now the chairman, president and CEO, Stropki will be the fourth lecturer on this week’s topic “The U.S. Economy: Beyond a Quick Fix” at 10:45 a.m. today in the Amphitheater.

Decoding Shakespeare to overcome apprehension

Decoding Shakespeare to overcome apprehension

Many people approach William Shakespeare’s plays apprehensively because they find the text difficult to interpret. This is precisely why Fred Zirm is working to decode the Bard’s language this week in a Special Studies course “Shakespeare Fast and Easy: Love’s Labour’s Lost.”

With Chautauqua Theater Company opening Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” on Thursday, Zirm said he felt it was the perfect time to teach adults about Shakespearean text.

‘No evil angel but love’

‘No evil angel but love’

With only a few weeks remaining in the 2011 Season, Chautauqua Theater Company unveils what has become its annual, end-of-season, all-conservatory Shakespeare production with a preview of “Love’s Labour’s Lost” at 8 p.m. tonight at Bratton Theater. The play opens at 6 p.m. Thursday and runs through Aug. 19.

CTC set takes inspiration from Athenaeum

CTC set takes inspiration from Athenaeum

Those who have seen the posters around the grounds for Chautauqua Theater Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” may have noticed something familiar about its main image. It is the Athenaeum Hotel, which has played a significant role in the design of CTC’s final production of the 2011 Season.