Penn Theatre Arts Program
“Bury the Dead,” a war play by Irwin Shaw
Nov. 18-21, 2015
All performances begin at 7pm
Bruce Montgomery Theatre, Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut St., Philadelphia
The Theatre Arts Program’s fall production, “Bury the Dead,” written by Irwin Shaw in 1936, is set “in the second year of the war that is to begin tomorrow night.” The scene is an unnamed battlefield somewhere in the world that also serves as the gravesite for six dead American soldiers. About to be interred, the young soldiers stand up in their shared grave and plead not to be buried. This crisis is the focus of Shaw’s harrowing and deeply moving and provocative play, directed by Theatre Arts faculty member James F. Schlatter.
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Dr. Peter Decherney Professor of Cinema Studies and English
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· Dr. Decherney, who successfully petitioned in 2015 for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for professors using copyrighted video for the purpose of teaching massive online open courses, or MOOCs, focuses his research on media history, especially government regulation of Hollywood.
· He is the author of the books Hollywood's Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet and Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction, which is due out in December.
· He has published on and frequently lectures about fair use and academia.
· In 2006, Dr. DeCherney successfully petitioned for an exemption to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act for media professors using video clips for teaching.
“It’s absolutely necessary in a media studies class to use video clips to look at questions of aesthetics and be able to analyze small details. It might also be true in a foreign language class, where you want to see the expression on someone’s face as you’re watching them speak. It could also be used in a biology class looking at a detailed microscopic image from a science video. It has implications across the curriculum.”
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