THEATRE ARTS 126

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GUEST SPEAKERS

There will be several guest speakers. At present, two are likely:


Rosemary L. Cullen is Head Special Collections Librarian and Curator of the Harris Collection of American Poetry and Plays at the John Hay Library, Brown University, where she is also responsible for a half-million piece sheet music collection. 1500 pieces of that collection were digitized as the African-American Sheet Music Project, part of the National Digital Library Project at the Library of Congress. Rosemary was responsible for that grant proposal. She will offer the class a presentation that focuses on the digital project, and we will have that session in the new multimedia classroom (The Hecker Center) in the Rockefeller Library.

Brenda Foley is an instructor in the Department (TA 3, Freshman acting) and a doctoral student completing her degree in theatre and performance studies. She is also a professional actress. Her dissertation focuses on the phenomena of strippers and beauty contestants, which she will explore in her presentation.

Illustration: Mme. Rentz' Female Minstrels. Collection of DBW

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