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David Foster Wallace's Commencement Address at Kenyon College 2005

Here is David Foster Wallace speaking to newly graduating students. He talks about the meaning of a liberal arts education, about teaching students how to think, both as a cliché and also what it means in reality. And while doing so, he deconstructs the genre of the commencement address.

Note that these are non-video videos, used as an excuse to put the audio on YouTube.

David Foster Wallace – This Is Water (part 1)

David Foster Wallace – This Is Water (part 2)

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Peter Brook at the Teatro Valle Occupato

A great British director in Rome


Peter Brook is one the great theatre directors of the twentieth century. His 1970 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream made theatre history.

On Friday April 12 at 8pm the Teatro Valle Occupato is screening 'The Tightrope', a documentary about Brook by his son, Simon Brook. The film will be followed by a public debate with Peter Brook.

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