TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY: GREAT MEN IN HISTORY

OSH 105 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: LFH 102

Characters' List below for spring 1 and spring 2

Course description:  In this six-week, live costumed performance, historical lecture series, we will examine the lives of various great men in history, as portrayed by actor and historian, Robert Dawson. We will learn of their triumphs, failures, joys and disappointments, their decisions and choices (good or bad), and the events that shaped their lives. Think you know history? You ain’t seen nothing yet! 

Mr. Robert Dawson is an actor/historian and was the former lead lecturer for The Miami Museum of Science for 16 years, and spent 8.5 years as educational director, ship's historian, and lead presenter as Lt. Cmdr. William Bligh aboard the HMS Bounty.  Since joining Osher, Mr. Dawson has developed over 100 historic first-person characters, for his Triumph & Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men series. He has a second series of third-person lectures called A Science & History Miscellany.

 SPRING 1- Pirates, Patriots, and Scallywags        

Week 1

Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) The Queen’s Pirate

Week 2

Sir Martin Frobisher (1535-1594) Explorer/Pirate

Week 3

Sir Henry Morgan (1635-1688) King of Pirates

Week 4

Capt. William Kidd (1654-1701) Scapegoat

Week 5

William Dampier (1651-1715) Pirate/ Hydrographer

Week 6

“Black Sam” Samuel Bellamy (1689-1717) The Wealthiest Pirate

 SPRING 2 - At Risk of Life & Limb       

Week 1

Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett (1867-1925) The Lost City of Z

Week 2

Francisco de Orrellana (1511-1546) Discovery of the Amazon

Week 3

Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) The Endurance Expedition

Week 4

Thomas Nickerson (1805-1883) Surviving the Essex Disaster

Week 5

Glenn Curtis (1878-1930) The World’s Fastest Man

Week 6

Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) The Kon Tiki Voyage

This course is available as part of the following:

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses
These courses and programs are available at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Membership is required. Our classes take place in Lau Founders Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL 33146 unless otherwise noted below.

OLLI 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2017 Ends: 7/31/2018
$40
Course OSH - 105, Section 37
Starts: 3/8/2018 Ends: 4/12/2018
Meets on: Thursday
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: 102
Price: $66.00 Enroll Now