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The Temptations of Goodness: Brecht’s Enlightenment

Friday, October 18, 2019 at 3:00pm

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Room 124
430 College Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

The Temptations of Goodness: Brecht’s Enlightenment
Friday, October 18, 2019
124 Reading Room
Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts
This event is free and open to the public.

Professor Emeritus Joseph Roach (Cornell University, Ph.D. '73) gives a talk discussing his pre-circulated paper, The Temptations of Goodness: Brecht’s Enlightenment.

About Professor Roach
Joseph Roach has chaired the Department of Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis; the Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre at Northwestern University; and the Department of Performance Studies at NYU.

Roach edited and wrote the introduction for Changing the Subject: Marvin Carlson and Theatre Studies 1959-2009 (Michigan, 2009). His book, It (Michigan, 2007), is a study of charismatic celebrity. His other books and articles include Cities of the Dead: Circum-Atlantic Performance (Columbia, 1996), which won the James Russell Lowell Prize from MLA and the Calloway Prize from NYU; and The Player’s Passion: Studies in the Science of Acting (Michigan, 1993), which won the Barnard Hewitt Award in Theatre History.

He has had numerous published essays in Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, The Drama Review, Theatre History Studies, Discourse, Theater, Text and Performance Quarterly, and others.

Roach has served as Director of Graduate Studies in English and Chair of the Theater Studies Advisory Committee at Yale.

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