Play featuring Robert Frost at Dodd Center
Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 23:10
The second lecture in the Edwin Way Teale lecture series will take place this Thursday, Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center. This installment in the series is not a traditional lecture but a one-man play called “This Verse Business.”
The play is largely made up of the poetry of American poet Robert Frost. It was written by A.M. Dolan and will be performed by Emmy-winning actor Gordon Clapp. Admission is free and open to the public.
The Teale lecture series focuses on environmental issues and the natural world. Named for Edwin Way Teale, an American naturalist and writer who made critical observations about the state of the natural world, the series hopes to raise awareness and provide information about these issues. It is sponsored by UConn’s vice president for research, Jeff Seeman, and a collaboration of many graduate and undergraduate departments. The play this week is also co-sponsored by the Humanities Institute.
Robert Frost is one of the most widely-read poets of the 20th century, and much of his poetry draws from nature and his interactions with it in New England. The play also addresses themes of religion, family, science and Frost’s relationship with art.
Gordon Clapp is an award-winning actor best known for his role as detective Greg Medavoy on ABC’s police drama “NYPD Blue.” He has been traveling around the country since 2010 performing this play, and it has gotten positive reviews from Broadway World and The New England Theatre Geek.