‘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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Dance all day? Arts boot camp energizes Stanford students and staff

Last April, 240 Stanford students willingly filled out applications to shorten the length of their summer vacation. The reason? Arts Intensive – the opportunity to spend two and a half weeks with a select group of fellow students immersed in an arts seminar before the start of fall quarter. Dedicating time to focus on a…

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