Shelly Kagan’s Death class becomes theater in New York City

February 3, 2014

Shelly Kagan’s Death course will soon become a stage-play at the Bushwick Starr theater in Brooklyn. According to an article in Yale Alumni Magazine, the play will be based on the video recordings of the course which are available through Yale Open Courses and have already gained Professor Kagan’s world renown. The adapatation will combine a recital of Kagan’s lectures with readings from the day’s obituaries. The article does not mention whether anyone will be sitting cross-legged at a desk, or otherwise make an attempt to match the theatrics of the original unscripted version of Phil 176: Death, performed as a one-man show in New Haven during the spring of 2007 in a sold-out LC 102.