Decades-Old 'Smut' Scandal Revisited Onstage At Massachusetts College06:01
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A scene from rehearsals of "The Scarlet Professor" opera. (Daniel Keller)
A scene from rehearsals of "The Scarlet Professor" opera. (Daniel Keller)
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In 1960, a well-known literature professor at Smith College was arrested for having gay pornographic materials in his Northampton, Massachusetts, apartment. Four decades later, that scandal became the basis for a nonfiction book.

Now the story is getting a new telling — an operatic one — on the very college campus where the original events took place. New England Public Radio's Karen Brown (@kbrownreports) reports.

This segment aired on August 23, 2017.

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