HEROES TAKE THEIR STANDS
As artists, we rely on the curiosity and empathy of audiences in order to practice our craft, convey meaning, and gather ourselves on a collective journey. That curiosity, however, does not end on the final note of an evening’s performance. You may find you want to understand or pursue the ideas explored in Heroes Take Their Stands further — and we invite you to continue doing so, first and foremost, as a social act — at your dinner tables, and in your communities and workplaces. Another way of doing so is with our own reading list, which came together while we developed this performance.
Aeschylus, Euripides, Sophocles. The Electra Plays. Peter Meinick, Cecelia Eaton Luschnig, and Paul Woodruff, Translators. Hackett, 2009.
Sophocles. Electra and Other Plays. David Raeburn, Translator. Penguin, 2008.
Cowhig, Frances Ya-Chu. Snow in Midsummer, Based on the Classical Chinese Drama by Guan Hanqing. Methuen Drama, 2018.
Hanqing, Guan. Selected Plays. Gladys Yang, Translator. Olympia, 2016.
The Bhagavad Gita. Laurie Patton, Translator. Penguin, 2008.
The Bhagavad-Gita: Krishna’s Counsel in Time of War. Barbara Stoler Miller, Translator. Bantam, 1986.
Davis, Richard H. The Bhagavad Gita: A Biography. Princeton, 2014.
Pattanaik, Devdutt. My Gita. Rupa, 2015.
Dr. Martin luther king, jr.
Fields, Uriah J. Minutes of the Montgomery Improvement Association Founding Meeting, 5 December 1955, in Papers 3:68–70 (available online). The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University.
King Jr., Martin Luther. Montgomery Improvement Association Mass Meeting at Holt Street Baptist Church, 5 December 1955, in Papers 3:71–79 (available online). The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University.
King Jr., Martin Luther. “A Letter from Birmingham City Jail,” (1963).
King Jr., Martin Luther. “The Montgomery Story,” Address Delivered at the Forty-seventh Annual NAACP Convention, 27 June 1956, in Papers 3:299–310 (available online). The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute, Stanford University.
King Jr., Martin Luther. Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story. Beacon Press, 2010.
Ferdowsi, Abolghasem. Epic of the Persian Kings. Ahmad Sadri, Translator. Hamid Rahmanian, Illustrator. Quantuck Lane Press, 2013.
Ferdowsi, Abolqasem. Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings. Hamid Rahmanian, Illustrator. Ahmad Sadri, Translator. Liveright, 2017.