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December 2007/January 2008

IN THIS ISSUE


 Give the gift of membership to the Ransom Center Guttenberg Bible CD-ROM
Send a 50th Anniversary e-Card

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMAGE CREDITS
Masthead image: (Detail) Hand-corrected typescript of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia. Copyright Tom Stoppard.
News image: Authors sign books following the Literary Austin panel kick-off event for the Texas Book Festival.
Exhibitions image
Lee J. Cobb as Willy in the original production of Death of a Salesman, 1949. Photo by Fred Fehl.
December Programs image: William Blake, Satan Calling Up His Legions.
Insider's Perspective image:
"Programme” of Arcadia from the premiere production at the National Theatre.

NEWS

 


Authors at Texas Book FestivalView photos from Texas Book Festival event

The Texas Book Festival kicked off at the Ransom Center with the panel “Literary Austin,” featuring Literary Austin book contributors Robert Draper, Don Graham, Marion Winik, Bill Minutaglio, Karen Olsson, and John Spong. VIEW PHOTOS from the event. If you missed the event, LISTEN to audio clips of the panelists talking about Austin.

 

Ransom Center acquires additional Bernard Malamud materials

New materials related to writer Bernard Malamud have recently been acquired from the Malamud family. These materials, which include correspondence and early composition books, enhance the Ransom Center’s existing Malamud archive. LEARN MORE about the recent addition. Also READ about the newly published biography Bernard Malamud: A Writer’s Life by Philip Davis, who conducted research at the Ransom Center for this book.

 

New exhibitions open in February

Two new exhibitions open in the Ransom Center Galleries in February. On the Road with the Beats opens on February 5, and Jess: To and From the Printed Page opens February 12. LEARN MORE about these upcoming exhibitions.


CURRENT EXHIBITIONS

Rehearsing the American DreamVisit both exhibitions before they close December 30.

Dress Up: Portrait and Performance in Victorian Photography

Dress Up explores Victorian culture through the period’s fascination with the then new medium of photography. The Victorians embraced the blending of fiction with fact, so portrait and genre photographs of the period often reveal vivid artifice and unconcealed theatricality. The 150 works in this exhibition are drawn exclusively from the Harry Ransom Center’s photography collections. Don’t forget to visit the PHOTO BOOTH to take your own Victorian-style portrait.

 

Rehearsing the American Dream: Arthur Miller’s Theater

As the first exhibition organized from Arthur Miller’s entire archive, Rehearsing the American Dream offers new insights on the author of such plays as Death of a Salesman and The Crucible. The exhibition reveals Miller’s active engagement with his era and examines his politics, his plays, and his legacy.

 

*Docent-led tours of both exhibitions are offered Tuesdays at noon and Saturdays at 2 p.m. For groups of more than 10 people, please call Lisa Murray at 512-475-8086 to arrange a tour.

DECEMBER PROGRAMS

William Blake, Satan Calling Up His Legions

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, NOON
READING Poetry on the Plaza: Heaven and Hell. VIEW the full Poetry on the Plaza schedule for the spring semester.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 7 P.M.
PERFORMANCE Alex Coke, Suzy Stern, Rich Harney, and Buddy Mohmed perform their original jazz adaptation of Dylan Thomas’s “A Child’s Christmas in Wales.”

 

*Please note that there are no programs scheduled for January. The spring program calendar will be posted on the Ransom Center’s website in January.


INSIDER'S PERSPECTIVE
 

Anatomy of an Archive

Anatomy of an Archive

What exactly is included in an archive? How do archives offer insight into the life and creative talent of a writer? This excerpt from Celebrating the Imagination: The First Fifty Years of the Ransom Center takes a closer look at the archive of British playwright Tom Stoppard. READ MORE.




 

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