Lawrence University Cultural Competency Series: “Supporting People Who Use Diverse Englishes”
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 11:15 AM
Warch Campus Center, 711 E. Boldt Way, Appleton
Anthropologist Lavanya Proctor and Cecile Despres-Berry, director of Lawrence’s English as Second Language program, lead a workshop on how varieties of English are neither more or less correct than others, but simply different. They will discuss language attitudes and ideologies inherent in the idea of standard Englishes and how to recognize and avoid linguistic discrimination. Free and open to the public, but advance registration at email@example.com would be appreciated.
Lawrence University Opera Studies presents “Le Comte Ory” (“Count Ory,” sung in English)
Event Dates and Times
- Starts: 7:30 PM
Stansbury Theatre, Music-Drama Center, 420 E. College Ave., Appleton, WI 54911
Gioachino Rossini’s final comic opera, “Le Comte Ory,” is arguably his most sophisticated and seamless opera. Based on French vaudeville, the men of the village of Formoutiers have left to fight in the Crusades, leaving their women behind alone with Countess Adèle. With the arrival of Count Ory, a notorious gadabout who employs various disguises in efforts to seduce Adèle, the women are delighted to have someone to consult about their loneliness. Religious piety and taboo, along with a dose of gender-bending and cross-dressing, lead to situations worthy of its roots in burlesque and farce. Performed in English. Tickets: Adults $15, seniors $8, students $5. firstname.lastname@example.org. 920-832-6749
Julia Jackson, 920-832-6612/ email@example.com
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