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Once Upon a Time in the Anthropocene

The Cymbeline Anthroposcenes research project is an international collaboration in ecological theatre centered on William Shakespeare's Cymbeline. Read more about the symposium here.

Original description by Professor Theo Black of Cornell University:

Intermixing genres to create an Eco-Feminist performance piece, “Once Upon a Time in the Anthropocene” incorporates recycled cultural materials (along the lines of Charles Mee’s “Re-Making” projects) newly orchestrated & interpreted by members of Cornell’s PMA 3801 acting ensemble, joined by two additional guest artists. Inspired by the international practice-based-research performance project Cymbeline Anthropocenes, this ensemble-generated work offers a grafted branch to its central trunk of eco-dramaturgical inquiry...

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