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Enjoy this rare opportunity to see a trio of Ed Ruscha's films, with an introduction by Ransom Center Curator of Photography Jessica S. McDonald. Salad meets seduction in Premium (1971, 24 minutes), starring artist Larry Bell and model Léon Bing; an auto mechanic spends a very strange day working on a Ford Mustang in Miracle (1975, 28 minutes), with artist Jim Ganzer and actress Michelle Phillips; and musician Mason Williams reads artist's books by Ed Ruscha in the deadpan film The Books of Ed Ruscha (1969; 2012, 38 minutes). Premium and Miracle courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Line forms upon arrival of the first patron, and doors open 30 minutes in advance.

Photo: Jim Ganzer in Miracle, 1975. 28 minute, 16 mm, color film. ©Ed Ruscha. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian.

A new translation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure by Aditi Brennan Kapil STAGED READING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 7:30 P.M.


Austin Shakespeare presents a staged reading of playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil's new verse translation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, a story that examines the vicious abuse of power that leaders commit when they think no one is looking. The translation is in contemporary English, and the settings and characters are kept in the period for which they were first written. Stay after the reading for an audience talk back with Taylor Bailey, associate producer of Play on! for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which commissioned this translation.

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