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VOICES OF THE EARTH: FROM SOPHOCLES TO RACHEL CARSON AND BEYOND

When:
Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 2:00 PM
Where:
Nitery Theater
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VOICES OF THE EARTH: FROM SOPHOCLES TO RACHEL CARSON AND BEYOND

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Audience:
General Public
Sponsor:
Stanford Repertory Theater

Compiled (with Charles Junkerman) and directed by SRT Artistic Director Rush Rehm, Voices of the Earth explores the challenging relationship between humans and the natural world. Along with wilderness sounds, the staged reading features environmental pioneers (von Humboldt, Muir, Carson), great nature writers (Thoreau, Stegner, Abbey, Dillard), early thinkers on the environment (Heraclitus, Hesiod, Aristotle, Ovid), native American voices (Crowfoot, Chief Luther Standing Bear, Chief Joseph), poets who honor the earth (Li Po, Frost, Neruda, Levertov, Merwin, Snyder, Oliver), playwrights who bring nature to the stage (Sophocles, Chekhov, O’Neill), activists (Goodall, Mendes, Saro-wiwa, McKibben), deniers who insist we face no crisis, and scientists who know better. Voices of the Earth brings home the threat that looms, even as it lifts the spirit and calls us to action.

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