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In wake of Harvey, live score of 'Beasts of the Southern Wild' strikes a chord

In 2012, the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” earned recognition at the infamous Sundance and Cannes film festivals in addition to garnering four Oscar nominations, bestowing “universal acclaim” upon director Behn Zeitlin from viewers and critics alike— the oft-overlooked score that smoothly transitions the audience from feelings of tears to triumph was co-produced by Zeitlin himself.


Duke Players parody 'The Glass Menagerie' in orientation show

Along with “The Great Gatsby,” “Hamlet” and “Fahrenheit 451,” Tennessee Williams’ “The Glass Menagerie” is a nearly inescapable element of most high school English curricula. The play, originally produced in 1944, centers around the story of Laura, a sickly and shy daughter obsessed with her collection of glass animals, whose mother Amanda seeks to find her a “gentleman caller” with the help of Tom, Laura’s brother. 

The Duke Arts Festival is a weeklong festival showcasing student achievement in the arts. 

Duke Arts Festival moves to spring semester

This week, an old painted piano is reclaiming its spot on the Bryan Center Plaza. This instrument is a sure sign that the annual Duke Arts Festival has returned. The Duke Arts Festival, which began April 7 and will conclude April 14, aims to bring the arts to all students on campus.