Crispin Freeman in Irvine CA on Oct. 17th, 2010
The Learning Center
Yvonne C. Conway
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Mythology: Mystics, Priestesses, and Warrior Women with Crispin Freeman ... Mystics, Priestesses and Warrior Women is about the hero journey from a woman's perspective. Specifically, it looks at the different types of female hero journeys in American (Disney, DC Comics) and Japanese animation and how there are avenues for exploring the female hero journey in the East that are unavailable in the West. These different types of female hero journeys have their basis in the different mystical religious traditions of each country. These different concepts of mysticism East and West give rise either to Magical Girl or the Princess archetypes in animation. To wrap it all up, Crispin explore how these different archetypes manifest and are subverted in the anime, "Revolutionary Girl Utena".
Sunday October 17 @ 2pm
The Learning Center
Irvine, CA 92614-5613
Crispin Freeman is an American voice actor. He is perhaps best known for his roles as Alucard from "Hellsing", Togusa from "Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex", as Holland Novak from "Eureka Seven", Touga Kiriyu in "Revolutionary Girl Utena", and as Itachi Uchiha in the show "Naruto". Cripsin earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Williams College, majoring in Theater and minoring in Computer Science. Afterward, he earned his Master of Fine Arts degree from Columbia University in Acting, and performed on Broadway (New York City), at the American Repertory Theater in (Cambridge), at the Mark Taper Forum in (Los Angeles), at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park, and at the Williamstown Theater Festival.
The mythology panels grew out of Crispin's own interest in mythological storytelling and how it manifests itself in some of his favorite anime. What he found most compelling in anime are the mythological heroes, religious cosmologies and metaphysical storytelling. While chock full of information and interesting facts, his panels are more like stand up comedy routines than tiresome lectures.
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