Burning of the Ancient Library of Alexandria
AN ORIGINAL THEATER PIECE WITH AN INTERPRETIVE AND VISUAL ART EXHIBITION
ARTSHIP Ensemble • San Francisco
Thurs, Fri, Sat, February 12, 13, 14 - 8:00PM
Tickets $ 20 - students, seniors and CounterPULSE members $15
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Conceived and Directed by Slobodan Dan Paich
Artship Actors, Dancers, and Singers:
Ana Diane Landelle, Tom Franco, Ali Tahbaz,
Suellen Primost, Cello,
The central figure is Hypatia, daughter of the last chief librarian, who wanted to live a simple life, but events would not let her. Hypatia was one of the greatest mathematicians of her time, and head of the Academy in Alexandria. For her, the simple life was teaching day to day.
In the ebb and flow of history, times of cultural flourishing are superseded by times of oppression and darkness. It seems that the great library was burnt more than once.