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Muriel Rukeyser's Houdini

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Cover of Muriel Rukeyser's Houdini
Join us for two staged readings of Muriel Rukeyser's entertaining and thought-provoking play on the legendary magician Harry Houdini. Expect to be amused, riveted, and puzzled by his transformation from Hungarian-born Erik Weisz, son of a rabbi, to the most celebrated escape artist of all times who appears ready to break any lock. But can he? Not only handcuffs, straightjackets, and prisons, but also less visible ones like gender inequality, racial bigotry, religious persecution, and the power of ‘bad’ magic? And what does "freedom" really look like? Come and find out. More information at: http://murielrukeyser.emuenglish.org/locks-keys-freedom-muriel-rukeysers-houdini-and-the-public-role-of-poetry/

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