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ON THIS DAY: January 15, 2018

January 15th is

Martin Luther King Day

Fresh-Squeezed Juice Day

Humanitarian Day *

National Hat Day *

World Religion Day *

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MORE! Molière, Abigail Kelley Foster and Martin Luther King Jr, click 1,097 more words

History

Quote of the day

A wise man is superior to any insults which can be put upon him, and the best reply to unseemly behavior is patience and moderation. – … 9 more words

Quotes

Schenectady Civic Players Auditions for "The School for Lies"

Schenectady Civic Players
12 South Church Street, Schenectady, NY 12305

OPEN AUDITIONS FOR . . .
DAVID IVES’ (ADAPTED FROM THE MISANTHROPE BY MOLI’RE)
THE SCHOOL FOR LIES… 381 more words

Theatre

January 15 in history

588 BC – Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon laid siege to Jerusalem under Zedekiah’s reign.

69 – Otho seized power in Rome, proclaiming himself Emperor of Rome, but rules for only three months before committing suicide. 473 more words

History

Literary Criticism of Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

The French poet, satirist, and critic Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1636–1711) had a pervasive influence not only on French letters (of the old-fashioned kind) but also on English and German poets and critics. 2,191 more words

Literary Theory

"A Month in the Country" by Ivan Turgenev

I’ve long had a theory – which will, I am sure, be quite exploded in the comments section of this post by people better read than myself – that while the novel was establishing itself in the nineteenth century as perhaps the most important literary form of the age, drama lagged significantly behind. 1,740 more words

Literature