The Doctor will be In

Thanks to Crispinus, I just found out that Jonathan Miller is going to be at Skidmore next month. Whoo hoo! He’s like a rock star of British comedy, theatre and performance. I remember being riveted to the tv every time he was on Dick Cavett back in the 70s and 80s. Of course, the fact that he was one of the stars of Beyond the Fringe has no effect on me whatsoever (gaah, goggle, drool!).

Maybe they’ll get Alan Bennett next year (well, a gal can dream). Here’s the schedule (the first event might not be open to the public, but I’ll be in SF anyway):

Date: Thursday, March 20th
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight
Location: Emerson Auditorium, Palamountain Hall
Film Titles: (viewed in this order)
Jonathan Miller Interview w/ Dick Cavett on directing Shakespeare (The Taming of the Shrew); Jonathan Miller Interview w/ Charlie Rose on directing Shakespeare (King Lear); Jonathan Miller Lecture at Museum of Fine Art Boston (topic – Vision in Relationship to Art); and Jonathan Miller staring in the comedy Beyond the Fringe.

There are three public events scheduled during the Residency. Each is noted below.

Date: Thursday, April 3rd
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall
Event: Jonathan Miller Lecture – Laughing Matters: Humor & Comedy

Date: Monday, April 7th
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall
Event: Panel Discussion – Film & The Imagination

Date: Tuesday, April 8th
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Location: Payne Room, Tang Museum
Event: A Conversation with Jonathan Miller