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Introducing Theatrical Postmodernism: Mabou Mines DollHouse

Ulrich Plass, Associate Professor of German Studies, keeps it brief:

The second to last event in this semester’s “In Theory” lecture series, Rashida Z. Shaw (Assistant Professor of Theater) will discuss “Theatrical Postmodernism: Mabou Mines DollHouse.”

Date: Wednesday, May 1 (holy shit, today is May!)
Time: 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Place: Downey House 113
Cost: Free

“Much Ado About Nothing” Adaptation By Whedon ’87 Gets Its First Trailer

You’ll have to excuse me, I’m fanboying so hard.


I have a tendency to be able to go on and on about The Hero of Wesleyan, the man they call Joss Whedon ’87. Besides being the school’s 2013 commencement speaker, the Buffy The Vampire Slayer/Angel/Firefly/Dollhouse/Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long-Blog/Cabin in the Woods/The Avengers writer and director also put together his own, modern-day movie adaptation of the play Much Ado About Nothing, by that one famous old British writer.

The film, shot in October 2011 at Whedon’s own house over the course of less than two weeks, is set for a June 7 theater release, but we finally get a taste of what it will look like. It’s shot in mostly black and white, with the trailer set to an upbeat, jazzy tune, and we can see some of the promised all-star cast, many of whom Whedon has put in his other films and shows.

Representatives of the Whedon Army here include Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse, Cabin), Alexis Denisof (Buffy, Angel, Dollhouse, The Avengers), Reed Diamond (Dollhouse), Nathan Fillion (Firefly, Buffy, Dr. Horrible’s), Clark Gregg (Avengers), and Fran Kranz (Dollhouse, Cabin), among many others. I’m guessing it’ll be better than the original.

Dollhouse premieres TONIGHT

The latest brainchild of Joss Whedon ’87 is Dollhouse, and it premieres tonight, at 9 pm on Fox. It stars Eliza Dushku, the extremely attractive Buffy alum. (Another star is Amy Acker, Angel‘s Fred.)

Watch this preview, which includes clips from the show as well as interviews with Whedon and Dushku, and get psyched for tonight:

Hey, while I’m on the subject of being a Joss Whedon fangirl, you should also watch this unrelated but really interesting interview with Joss about the nature of and future of new media film-making in light of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog: