In his day, Henry “Box” Brown was a celebrated stage magician who incorporated performance into his lectures on abolitionism in the United States and England. Much of what we know about him comes from his memoir, the Narrative of the Life of Henry Box Brown, Written by Himself (1851).
Theatre + Performing Arts
The Harry Ransom Center has awarded over a dozen fellowships for 2021-2022 to The University of Texas at Austin faculty and graduate students through the Center’s new UT-Austin Fellowship program. The new fellows reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the Center’s collections and represent a wide range of departments, programs, and schools across the university. [Read more…] about Fellowships awarded to UT-Austin faculty and graduate students
It was not the year we anticipated, hoped for, or a year we would want to repeat. The first rumblings of the COVID-19 pandemic began in early 2020, escalated in February, and eventually erupted in our community in March when the Center closed its doors to in-person visits and staff began working remotely. What happened next was a natural shift to expanding the Center’s online presence throughout the year. [Read more…] about Highlights from an unprecedented year
The Harry Ransom Center continues to monitor the local and global developments related to COVID-19, as well as changes in university guidelines. The University of Texas at Austin will be closed from Dec. 23 through Jan. 3, 2020. Ransom Center research services will not be offered during that time.
by JENNIFER M. WILKS
This essay is part of a slow research series, What is Research? Learn about the series and click here to add your voice to the conversation. [Read more…] about Carmen is everywhere: opera, diaspora, and interdisciplinary inquiry
Terrence McNally, who authored more than 80 plays, musicals, and opera librettos before he died earlier this year (read Texas Monthly’s tribute) was born on this day in 1938 in St .Petersburg, Florida. He graduated from high school in Corpus Christi, Texas, and became one of the most respected American playwrights due to the success of works like Master Class, The Lisbon Traviata, and Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune. [Read more…] about Celebrating Terrence McNally