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The Quiet Volume | International Festival of Arts & Ideas

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 (All day) to Friday, June 28, 2013 (All day)

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Reading Room
121 Wall St.
New Haven, CT 06511

Reserve tickets through the International Festival of Arts & Ideas ADVANCE TICKETS REQUIRED http://artidea.org/event/2013/1281 The Quiet Volume is an intimate theatrical experience about books, reading, and the communal experience of the library. Two participants sit side-by-side at tables and don headphones. Taking cues from words both written and whispered in their ears, they find themselves burrowing an unlikely path through a pile of books. The play, written by Ant Hampton and Tim Etchells, exploits the particular tension common to any library worldwide: a combination of silence and concentration within which different peoples' experiences of reading unfold. Celebrating the Beinecke The Quiet Volume takes place in the Reading Room of Yale’s spectacular Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, a 50-year-old New Haven institution dedicated to the preservation of rare books and manuscripts for research and discovery. Events taking place as part of the Beinecke's anniversary year also include walking tours, talks, and more.

Music & Performance
50th Anniversary

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Friday: 9 am to 5 pm
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Friday: 9 am to 4:45 pm

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