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Working with Symbols Series 1: The Bird

This series of seminars will look at the symbol of the bird in literature, visual art, music and fairy tales.

Seminar 1: The Nightingale, with a special emphasis on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Nightingale, and Igor Stravinsky’s opera, of the same name.

Seminar 2: The Firebird, with a look at the Folk Tale, and the ballet – Music by Igor Stravinsky.

Seminar 3: The Raven, as it appears in Edgar Poe’s poem and its different illustrations, in fairy tales of different cultures and in cinematography.