Tangled in the Briarpatch: Tricksters, Underdogs, and Br'er Rabbit
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 @ 7PM
Emory University Center for Ethics
1531 Dickey Drive
Free and open to the public
The beloved Br’er Rabbit stories have been interpreted and presented in many different ways throughout the years. Join us for “Tangled in the Briarpatch: Tricksters, Underdogs, and Br'er Rabbit” an ethical exploration of the Br’er Rabbit stories accompanied by storytelling by Wren’s Nest Rambler, Akbar Imhotep, and a performance of an excerpt from The Atlanta Opera’s Rabbit Tales, an opera for children.
Engage with a panel of experts as they discuss how different audiences and periods have viewed, understood, and judged these stories. Panelists will include Dr. Lawrence Jackson, Emory professor of English and African American Studies, Lain Shakespeare, member of the Joel Chandler Harris Association Board of Directors, and Madeleine St. Romain, the librettist of Rabbit Tales. Dr. Paul Root Wolpe, Director of the Emory University Center for Ethics, will moderate.
This program, a collaboration between Atlanta Opera and the Center for Ethics, is presented through the Center’s Ethics & the Arts Initiative and with financial support from the Georgia Humanities Council.