2014 Campbell Lecture Series featuring Robert Wilson


Playwright, experimental theater producer and painter Robert Wilson will deliver the 2014 Campbell Lecture Series at Rice University. The New York Times described Robert Wilson as "a towering figure in the world of experimental theater and an explorer in the uses of time and space on stage." Born in Waco, Wilson is among the world's foremost theater and visual artists. His works for the stage unconventionally integrate a wide variety of artistic media, including dance, movement, lighting, sculpture, music and text. His images are aesthetically striking and emotionally charged, and his productions have earned the acclaim of audiences and critics worldwide.

The Campbell Lecture Series in Rice's School of Humanities — supported by a gift from T.C. Campbell, '34 through the Campbell Fund — each year brings a distinguished humanities scholar to campus to gives lectures on a topic of broad humanistic interest. Through a special arrangement with the University of Chicago Press, the lectures are later published as a book. Previous Campbell lecturers include Robert Pinsky (2005), Ha Jin (2006), Alix Ohlin (2007), Stephen Greenblatt (2008), James Cuno (2009), Zadie Smith (2010), Stanley Fish (2012) and Patrick Summers (2013).

Reservations are required. Please RSVP to campbell.lecture@rice.edu.



Rice Media Center
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77005


Admission is free.
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