CityViews 9/5/12: Depression-era Writings Rediscovered / ‘Antigone’

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Segment 1:

In the midst of the Great Depression, the federal government created an innovative and controversial work program for writers, artists and other creative types. Each state had a writers’ project, but the Montana edition – which explored working conditions – never made it into the national anthology. On Wednesday, historian Matthew Basso joins us to describe how “Men at Work” and its companion volume “Wo/Men at Work” finally made it to print seven decades after it was written.

Guests:

  • Matthew Basso, assistant professor of history, University of Utah
  • Emily Tipps, Red Butte Press

Judy Blunt, Matthew Ivan Bennett, Andrew Farnsworth and Michael Mejia will be reading as part of the “At Work” lecture series on Thursday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. in Marriott Library’s Gould Auditorium at the University of Utah. The event is free and open to the public.

Here’s the link for Men at Work. And here’s the link for Wo/Men at Work.

 

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Segment 2:

With the annual Greek Festival coming to downtown this week, how about pairing those gyros and dolmathes with some ancient Greek drama? The Classical Greek Theatre Festival is also rolling into town and on Wednesday, we’ll talk about the timeliness and timelessness of “Antigone.”


Guests:

  • Larry West, director
  • Anne Brings, Antigone

Westminster College  presents a modern interpretation of Sophocles’ “Antigone” on Friday, Sept. 7 at 5 p.m. in the Richer Commons on the Westminster College campus. The Classical Greek Theatre Festival tour continues throughout the month, including the following local performances:

 

Sept. 17, 5 p.m. Brigham Young University, The de Jong Concert Hall
Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m. Weber State University, Wildcat Theater
Sept. 22-23 and 29-30, 9 a.m. Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre
Oct. 6, 11 a.m. Tanner Amphitheater, Springdale, Utah

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