‘Learning play’ pushes Stanford scholars and actors to explore the contradictions of capitalism

Stanford Summer Theater and the Center for Ethics in Society partner to produce The Exception and the Rule, a Bertolt Brecht "learning play" that explores themes of inequality and corruption.

The Stanford Summer Theater production of Bertolt Brecht’s play The Exception and the Rule is a uniquely Stanford affair: a classics student is acting in it, a music student wrote the score and a drama professor is the director. The multidisciplinary academic involvement is particularly fitting, since the show is one of the German playwright’s “learning plays,”…

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In a series of gatherings, Stanford discusses the ethics of wealth

Spread across the school year, a series of talks, readings, films and performances organized by the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society will explore the relationship between money and humanity.

With all the things that money can buy comes a slew of ethical and moral dilemmas. To name a few: Does wealth make people happy? Are large wealth inequalities damaging to a democracy? What are the moral obligations of the wealthy to those in need? Throughout the 2012-13 academic year scholars from an array of…

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