Triumph and Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men (In-Person Only)

OSH 105 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description: See history come to life with Robert Dawson. In this historical recreation, you will see, hear and learn about the lives of famous (and infamous) men.  Part History Channel, part theatre, it is an enjoyable and engaging way to learn history.  

Note: Occasionally, unexpected circumstances may arise that require a character listing to be changed.

Spring 1

In Victory & Defeat:

Wk#1 Sgt. R. Dawson(1920-1985) Battle of the Bulge

Wk#2 Juan Ponce de Leon (1474-1521) La Florida

Wk#3 Bernal Diaz del Castillo (1495-1584)

The Conquest of New Spain

Wk#4 Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) Emperor!

Wk#5 Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1877) Victor & Pres.

Wk#6 Lt. John Rouse Merriott Chard (1847-1897)

The Defense of Rourke’s Drift


Spring 2

The Artists:

Wk#1 Claude Monet (1840-1926) Impressionist

Wk#2 Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) Un Sauvage

Wk#3 Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) Hands of Genius

WK#4 Rembrandt Van Ryn (1606-1669) Painter

Wk#5 Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) Slavic Artist

Wk#6 Mathew Brady (1822-1896) Photographer



Instructor: Mr. Robert Dawson

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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses are available either in-person only, via Zoom only or hybrid (either in-person or via Zoom). Please note the modality of each class. Membership is required.

OLLI 2023-2024 Membership is required to take this course and will be added to your cart upon enrollment. If you already have purchased a membership, you will not be charged for this membership.
OLLI 2023-2024 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2023 Ends: 7/31/2024