Rumor has it that Queen Elizabeth once asked William Shakespeare to write a play in which her favorite character of Sir John Falstaff (featured in “Henry IV”) falls in love. Shakespeare delivered, but it was far from what the Queen expected.
“Falstaff in ‘Merry Wives’ is in love alright, but mainly with himself and money,” said director John Neville-Andrews.
The Bach Collegium Japan is an ensemble that was started in 1990 by Masaaki Suzuki, founder and musical director of the group. They will perform J.S. Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, which is split up in parts that celebrate the major feasts of Christmas time.
Seattle-based artist Buster Simpson will be making a homecoming to Ann Arbor on Thursday to host a talk for the Penny Stamps Lecture Series. Simpson was born in Saginaw, Michigan and received a master in fine arts from the University in 1969.
Simpson is recognized for his large-scale social and ecological works, often public and site-specific.