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Madness, intrigue, and questions of justice and revenge came to Miller Theatre in November with a performance of Euripides’ Orestes. Graduate students from the School of the Arts’ Theater Division staged the production specifically for Literature Humanities students and instructors; they have done so each year, albeit with different plays, since 2008. “This collaboration between the Core Curriculum and the School of the Arts has been tremendously fruitful,” says Roosevelt Montás ’95, ’04 GSAS, director of the Center for the Core Curriculum and associate dean of academic affairs. “While theater students get support to stage a play before a large audience, Lit Hum students can experience the full dramatic power of a text they have only encountered on the page. Experiencing the play as it unfolds in real time is often a revelation for students.”

PHOTOS: CHAR SMULLYAN