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Voltaire's Coffee: Professor Woodruff (Philosophy), The Bacchae by Euripides

Thu, January 28, 2010 • 7:00 PM • Joynes Room, Carothers (CRD) 007, 2501 Whitis Ave. Enter through the east doors of the honors quad

Voltaire's Coffees are about good books...

Voltaire's Coffees are about good books...

Professor Woodruff - The Bacchae by Euripides

Everyone's favorite Plan II event from their freshman year is now open to ALL Plan II students in our new Winter Voltaire's Coffee Series!  Join us for an evening of all your favorite things: interesting books, stimulating discussion, amazing professors, engaging fellow students, and food, of course!  All VCs will be held between January 21 and January 29, before the homework really starts piling up. 

Limited spots are available, so registration is required!  Students can register by accessing the following link to the registration form beginning at noon on Monday, November 30th.  Registration will close on midnight of Friday, December 4th.  Registration is limited to one VC per student.  Link to registration form

Professor Woodruff - The Bacchae by Euripides

About the book:

Euripides' Bacchae is the most exciting and disturbing play we have from ancient Greece.  A god brings an ecstatic religion to Greece, and a powerful young king--his cousin--tries to put the reliogion down.  But soon he changes his testosterone laden role for that of a woman by donning his mother's clothes.  In the mountain, where the women dance in ecstasy, they find the young king, tear him to pieces, and play catch with his body parts.  Read it in my translation if you can, available on Amazon or elsewhere.

About the professor:

A former Plan II director, Paul Woodruff has written on ancient Greek philosophy, ethics, and on the philosophy of theater.  His hobbies include rowing, furniture-making, and music.  He is currently Dean of the School of Undergraduate Studies.

Sponsored by: Plan II Students Association


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