Victor Hugo, Taches (Stains), ca. 1875. Black and gray-blue ink and wash on paper. 17 7/16 × 21 5/8 in. (44.3 × 55 cm). Bibliothèque nationale de France, NAF 24807, fol. 41‒42 © Bibliothèque nationale de France

Ceiling of Shadows (La voûte des ombres): A Night of Victor Hugo

Copresented by the UCLA Center for European and Russian Studies

In this multimedia celebration of Victor Hugo’s writing, performers bring to life the novels, plays, poems, speeches, and political essays that made Hugo a pivotal figure in the social, political, and cultural life of 19th-century France. Created and directed by Darcie Crager.


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