Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Paris Commune and Social Space

A special guest joins us in this week's episode: Kristin Ross, Professor of Comparative Literature at New York University. She has written extensively about Paris Commune. Her book “The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune” was what inspired Steve Cosson and Michael Friedman to start working on our latest show, Paris Commune, which premiered at ArtsEmerson last month and is having a run in BAM's 30th Next Wave Festival. The play investigates the Parisian working-class uprising in 1871, and we want to extend a special thanks to Kristin for sharing her expertise on the commune, shared social space, revolution, and more with us in this podcast. This episode kicks off with Brian Sgambati performing Leur Bon Dieu, a nineteenth century song in the show originally from the Commune with Lyrics by Eugene Pottier, Music by Emile Bouillon. Wrapping up this week, we have Aysan Celik, singing Mon Homme by Jean-Baptiste Clement, adapted and translated by Michael Friedman.

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