Dwight Watson: 2010 LaFollette Lecture  

 "Sandford Cox said this about the ancient storytellers: “Homer, and his great rival, Hesiod…recited their poems at the great games, in the presence of assembled Greece. They contended for the palm of poesy in strains which have descended to the present time, and will continue to echo down the cycles of coming ages."

"And so my 'Abridgement' between Nathaniel Dunn’s and the graveyard is the theater and its “strains which have descended to the present time.” It is the stage, not this one, here, but its neighbors: Ball and the Experimental. If there are ghosts in Salter, I can assure you that, for me, the phantasm of sound and movement is very much alive and true in those spaces."

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