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MUSI 180 - Orpheus and Eurydice in the Arts, from Ancient Greece to Hadestown

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)

This seminar considers a sampling of the many adaptations and appropriations of the ancient, musically-rich myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. We focus primarily on major literary and musical adaptations from the past few decades, including poems by Gregory Orr, a play by Sarah Ruhl, and the recent Broadway hit, Hadestown, by Anaïs Mitchell. We also consider significant treatments in other media such as the visual arts, opera, and film. Our methods emphasize close reading, discussion, collaboration, writing, peer review, and revision. Jonathan Chenette.

Open only to first-year students; satisfies college requirement for a First-Year Writing Seminar.

May not be counted in the requirements for the concentration.

Two 75-minute periods.

Course Format: CLS

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