*DiCaprio and Danes’s roles may be filled by understudies
Romeo & Juliet
The Department of English at Georgetown University, in collaboration with The American Shakespeare Center, presents Shakespeare’s well known Romeo and Juliet. You’ll get to see a rendition of one of the most famous love stories of all time, completely free.
This performance will closely follow the original practices of Shakespeare’s production, and will run two hours without an intermission. So if you’ve got nothing better to do Tuesday at 7:30 pm, catch a little refresher course on one of the most brilliant playwrights of all time by heading to the Devine Theatre in the Davis Center for the Performing Arts.
After September 11th
Years may have passed, and the remembered date may have already fallen a week ago, but September 11th is not something that can easily be forgotten. Often the attacks in 2001 are said to have changed “everything,” and while some of these changes are obviously apparent, some may need a little more discussion for a full understanding. Specifically, how September 11th changed academia, particularly the fields of political science, theology, and other cultural studies.
In the ICC auditorium at 4:00 pm this Thursday, a panel discussion will come together to help discuss some key factors in the concept of “change.” Panelists Harley Balzer (Government), David Luban (Law/Philosophy), Daniel Madigan (Theology), and Ali Moghaddam (Psychology) will help examine these discourses and questions. RSVP is required, which can be made electronically here.
Pray the Devil Back to Hell
Sometimes film serves as a canvas for pure entertainment. Explosions, horrifying sights, drama, and artistic integrity are but a few reasons why someone would watch a film; but that doesn’t give credit to a completely separate sect of film that has passion and truth. At the New South Film Screening room tonight from 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm, you’ll be able to see one of those films.
“Pray the Devil Back to Hell” tells the story of the courageous Liberian women who came together to end civil war and bring peace to their shattered country. Armed only with white t-shirts, courage, and conviction, these women staged a protest with demands for a resolution. This is a story of sacrifice and unity, and altogether uplifting and inspiring. This screening is part of the Africana in Focus Film Series.
“To be human is to be free,” but what does this say about the fulfillment of freedom and the restrictions of human possibility? The Tocqueville Forum and Dr. Mark Shiffman, Assistant Professor of Humanities and Classical Studies at Villanova University, will reflect on Freedom, the vocation of humanity, and the Catholic University in regards to fulfilling this mission.
While the university is an institution that supposedly provides the greatest ability for this type of learning, does the Catholic University live up to these expectations? Find out at the Healy Hall Philodemic Room for a 5:30 pm lecture on this upcoming Thursday.