LWC’s Robert Brock To Bring Mark Twain to Life in Nov. 15 Performance
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 [10:56 AM]
Assistant Professor of Theater Robert Brock will give a
of Mark Twain at 7 p.m. CT on Nov. 15, at the college's V.P. Henry
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The author Mark Twain will be
brought to life on Nov. 15 at Lindsey Wilson College.
And when it comes to the legendary author, Lindsey Wilson
College Assistant Professor of Theater Robert Brock has no regard for time -- or
Twain will "live" in Brock's one-person show at 7 p.m. CT on
Tuesday, Nov. 15, in V. P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson
Street. The event -- which is part of the 2011-12 Lindsey Wilson
Cultural Affairs Series -- is free and open to the public.
"I'll be doing Twain as an old man, looking back on his famous
and varied life," Brock said.
Owing money to friends because of several bad investments, Twain
embarked on a series of lucrative lecture tours in his later years.
Brock said his Nov. 15 characterization of Twain will draw in part
on those lectures, along with Twain's writings about himself in
journals and published articles.
When Twain died in 1910, President William Howard Taft said of
the writer: "Mark Twain gave pleasure -- real intellectual
enjoyment -- to millions, and his works will continue to give such
pleasure to millions yet to come. … His humor was American, but he
was nearly as much appreciated by Englishmen and people of other
countries as by his own countrymen. He has made an enduring part of
Brock said his goal is to bring some of that pleasure to modern
Lindsey Wilson College Assistant Professor of Theater Robert
Brock will give a one-person performance of Mark Twain at 7 p.m. CT
on Nov. 15 in the college's V.P. Henry Auditorium. For more
information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (270) 590-4803.