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Newseum Institute Article

Ashley Mehra, a student of the University of Virginia who joined us for the Comedy webinar we hosted last year with Professor Paul Cartledge and Bob Mankoff was inspired by the conversation and wrote a piece on ancient comedy and politics for the … Continue reading

09. May 2016 by Kristen Kmiec
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Comedy 2500 with Bob Mankoff and Paul Cartledge

Listen to our celebration of the 2,500-year anniversary of the birth of comedy – a great conversation with Bob Mankoff, Cartoon Editor of The New Yorker, and Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture Emeritus, Cambridge University. Our discussion included the … Continue reading

14. May 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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Aristophanes – Frogs of 405 BC

We held our final reading session for the 2,500-year anniversary of the first comedy on Monday, April 13 at 8pm. We discussed Aristophanes’ Frogs of 405 BC. Thanks to all who participated! Here is a link to listen:   Thanks, … Continue reading

16. April 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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Aristophanes – Lysistrata of 411 BC

We held our second comedy 2500 session with  Lysistrata of 411 BC on Monday, March 9 2015. We had a great discussion! Here is a link to listen:   Enjoy! Kristen

11. March 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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Aristophanes – Clouds of 423 BC

In 2015 we are celebrating the 2,500-year anniversary of the first comedy introduced in Athens in 486 BC. We held our first comedy 2500 session starting with Clouds of 423 BC on Monday, February 9 2015! Here is a link to listen: … Continue reading

10. February 2015 by Kristen Kmiec
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