Triumph and Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men

OSH 105 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Course Description:

A series of biographical lectures based on the lives of famous (and infamous) men presented as the historical characters in costume and makeup.  Part History Channel, part theatre, it is an enjoyable and engaging way to learn about history.  

Summer 1:

Week 1 Mathew Brady (1822-1896): Historian with a Camera.

Week 2 Wyatt Earp (1848-1929): The West’s Most Infamous Lawman.

Week 3 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1850-1930): On the Occult and Spiritualism.

Week 4 Major General George Gordon (1833-1885): Defending Khartoum.

Week 5 Charlie Taylor (1868-1956): The Third Wright Brother.

Week 6 Pvt. Robert P. Dawson (1920-1985): 101st Airborne, June 6, 1944.

Summer 2

Week 1 Pliny the Younger (61-113 A.D.): The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 A.D.

Week 2 Lucius Marilus Valerians (No date of birth or death because this is a composite character, meant to represent the average Roman Legionnaire.  He would have lived in the 1st century A.D.: Roman Legions as Empire Builders).

Week 3 Tycho Brahe (1546-1601): Charting the Heavens.

Week 4 Charles Darwin (1809-1882): Tormented Naturalist

Week 5 Jules Verne (1828-1905) Fantastic Worlds

Week 6 Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961): Papa & Pilar: A Love Story.

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

Instructor: Mr. Robert Dawson

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This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all OLLI at UM fall courses will be taught remotely, via Zoom.

OLLI 2020-2021 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.
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Starts: 8/1/2020 Ends: 7/31/2021