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LWC’s Robert Brock To Bring Mark Twain to Life in Nov. 15 Performance

Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2011 [10:56 AM]

LWC Mark Twain
Assistant Professor of Theater Robert Brock will give a one-person performance
of Mark Twain at 7 p.m. CT on Nov. 15, at the college's V.P. Henry Auditorium.

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- The author Mark Twain will be brought to life on Nov. 15 at Lindsey Wilson College.

And when it comes to the legendary author, Lindsey Wilson College Assistant Professor of Theater Robert Brock has no regard for time -- or mortality.

Twain will "live" in Brock's one-person show at 7 p.m. CT on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in V. P. Henry Auditorium, 210 Lindsey Wilson Street. The event -- which is part of the 2011-12 Lindsey Wilson Cultural Affairs Series -- is free and open to the public.

"I'll be doing Twain as an old man, looking back on his famous and varied life," Brock said. 

Owing money to friends because of several bad investments, Twain embarked on a series of lucrative lecture tours in his later years. Brock said his Nov. 15 characterization of Twain will draw in part on those lectures, along with Twain's writings about himself in journals and published articles.

When Twain died in 1910, President William Howard Taft said of the writer: "Mark Twain gave pleasure -- real intellectual enjoyment -- to millions, and his works will continue to give such pleasure to millions yet to come. … His humor was American, but he was nearly as much appreciated by Englishmen and people of other countries as by his own countrymen. He has made an enduring part of American literature."

Brock said his goal is to bring some of that pleasure to modern audiences.

Lindsey Wilson College Assistant Professor of Theater Robert Brock will give a one-person performance of Mark Twain at 7 p.m. CT on Nov. 15 in the college's V.P. Henry Auditorium. For more information: brockr@lindsey.edu or (270) 590-4803.

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