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The Myth and the Madness of Edgar Allan Poe: Symposium and Performance

Release date: September 02, 2010

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Symposium - "Poe and the Arts"

Merrick Hall; 1pm

The symposium with feature a panel discussion on "Poe and the Arts."  This event is sponsored by The Laura Graham Cooper Lectureship and is free.


Performance - The Myth and the Madness of Edgar Allan Poe

Karushaar Audtiorium; 8pm

Christopher Fleming's, The Myth and the Madness of Edgar Allan Poe is an abstract re-telling of the life of Edgar Allan Poe and his dissension into madness. A short painful life reared by the heavy hands of desertion and death. Abandoned by his father and disowned by his foster father, Edgar Allan Poe retreated to the women in his life to find emotional stability and comfort, but it was not to be. Disease was common, and seemingly all who held Poe's adoration and chance at emotional salvation, all succumb fatal epidemics.
Without these demons, crushing poverty, and his own haunting discontentment, one can scarcely imagine that the depths of Poe's dark genius and macabre visions would have ever seen the light of day. But now for the first time, in more than just prose and poetry on a page, the lifework and spirit of Edgar Allan Poe are transporting someplace new...the ballet stage. While the uniting of the written word and the movement of ballet is nothing new, renowned ballet choreographer Christopher Fleming has created a new ballet that will take word and dance into an eerie and mysterious direction and onto the stage.

$18 for adults, $12 for children and senior citizens, and $10 for Goucher students. For tickets call the box office at 410-337-6333.