Paris Commune & Social Space

This episode features a discussion with Kristin Ross, Ph.D., whose book “The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune” inspired the Civilians' production of "Paris Commune."

This episode features Kristin Ross, professor of comparative literature at New York University and author of the book “The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune.” Her work inspired Steve Cosson and Michael Friedman to start working on “Paris Commune,” which premiered at ArtsEmerson last month and currently is playing in BAM’s 30th Next Wave Festival. Here, Ross shares her expertise on the commune, shared social space, revolution and more. Also featured in this episode: Brian Sgambati performing “Leur Bon Dieu,” a nineteenth century song used in the show, and Aysan Celik singing Michael Friedman’s adaptation of “Mon Homme” by Jean-Baptiste Clement.

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