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Annual Webster Lecture with Amy Richlin

May 29, 2020 - 12:30pm to 1:45pm
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Stanford University Department of Classics welcomes Prof. Amy Richlin, Professor of Classics at UCLA for the Annual Webster Lecture.

Early Roman comedy, around 200 BC, was written and performed by slaves and poor men for an audience that included slaves and poor people. These writers and actors took the old comic character of the slave cook and did something new, in line with these plays’ general resistance to authority.  The talk is illustrated by rarely-seen images of cartoon cooks contemporary with the plays, juxtaposed with modern parallels from cookie jars to South Park’s Chef and the work of Betye Saar.

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