Iconic acting professor dies

Earle Gister, a professor who taught at the School of Drama for 20 years, died in his sleep Jan. 22 at his home in New Haven. He was 77. Gister joined the Yale School of Drama in 1979, and served as associate dean for academic affairs and chair of the acting program for 19 years. […]

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Exhibit traces the Bard at Yale Rep

Yale founded its Repertory Theatre in 1966, exactly 350 years after William Shakespeare’s death. As a new exhibit shows, the relatively young Rep has embraced and reimagined the Bard’s works since its inception. “Shakespeare at Yale Rep,” a collection of 28 photographs and posters from the theater’s past productions of Shakespeare’s works, opened at the […]

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Drama School names new head of playwriting

Jeanie O’Hare, the in-house dramaturg of the Royal Shakespeare Company in London, will be the new chair of the School of Drama’s playwriting department, the school announced in a press release Monday. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”873″ ] O’Hare has been with the Royal Shakespeare Company for the last six years. During O’Hare’s tenure, the Company commissioned 75 […]

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Late-night fire alarm rocks Davenport

Students in Davenport College were awoken minutes before 3 a.m. by the less-than-dulcet announcement that a fire emergency had been declared in the building. Davenporters in three entryways, and those in the college’s common room and library, streamed into the college’s courtyard in various states of undress and irritation. While the initial general consensus was […]

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King inspires activism through art

After coming across the stories of children affected by war in Somalia and the Congo online, Alisa May FES ’12 said she hoped to bring a conversation about the conflict in Africa to Yale — art became her medium for doing so. On Tuesday, May’s ink and chalk painting, titled “On the Shoulders of Giants,” […]

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‘1701’ aims to up bands’ campus visibility

For some Yalies, a cappella jams, the Yale Symphony Orchestra’s Halloween show and folk trio Plume Giant may seem to comprise the undergraduate music scene on campus. Nascent campus record label 17O1 Records is striving to highlight less well-known talent. After releasing its first compilation of songs by independent Yale musicians last April, the label […]

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Waterfowl conservation posters appear on campus

If you’ve been wading through campus the last few days, you have probably seen one of the posters pictured above. Maybe you thought it meant Alfred Hitchcock was prescient and the Ducks are staging a takeover, or maybe you thought it was finally time for the hunt. Regardless, Cross Campus decided to investigate. Turns out […]

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Other new websites compile various services

Every day, in every way, Yalies are supposed to strive for the best. During shopping period that translates into a nasty twice-yearly sale, where nothing is actually on sale, especially not textbooks, and everyone is stressed because OMG we have to take the best classes! A key part of this ritual is receiving hordes of […]

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Walsh examines the Bard in Hollywood

Thursday’s screening of Kenneth Branagh’s film adaptation of “Henry V” at the Whitney Humanities Center kicks off a series of film showings organized as part of the Shakespeare at Yale festival this semester. English professor Brian Walsh, who currently teaches the “Shakespeare on Film” seminar, spoke with the News about the history and unique challenges […]

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After two years, festival becomes reality

This semester, Yale will exercise its vast collection of Shakespearean resources with events ranging from “Baking With the Bard” at the Yale Sustainable Food Project to student productions of “Macbeth” and “Othello.” But behind all the excitement of the Shakespeare at Yale initiative is a year’s worth of work and cooperation. After English professor David […]

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Indie artist, former Duke’s man to play Cabaret

Need your indie fix STAT when you get back to the bleak, bleak New Haven winter? You’re in luck — the Yale Cabaret will host indie musician extraordinaire and Yale alum Holcombe Waller on Jan. 11, according to a Cabaret press release. At Yale, Waller — also known as Mike Sagalowicz ’98 — was an […]

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Did Franco GRD ’16 get an NYU professor fired?

Having broken countless Eli hearts, ditched the stark beauty of New England for the oil fields of Texas and left all of us wondering where he’s been for the last five months, James Franco GRD ’16 has created yet another stir. The chronic grad student is now at the root of a lawsuit against New […]

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