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

OSH 105 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
Locations: ARR


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. 

Week 1 Bernal Diaz del Castillo (1496-1584) The Conquest of New Spain

Week 2 Captain Christopher Jones (1570-1622) The Mayflower Voyage

Week 3 Col. William F. Cody (1846-1917) Presents: The Buffalo Gals

Week 4 Thomas Paine (1737-1809) An Inspiring Corset Maker

Week 5 Charles Dickens (1812-1870) Charles Dicken’s London

Week 6 Sgt. Robert P. Dawson (1920-1985) Battle of the Bulge: Dec. 1944

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

OLLI 2021-2022 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 2021-2022 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2021 Ends: 7/31/2022
Course OSH - 105, Section 75
Starts: 10/28/2021 Ends: 12/9/2021
Meets on: Thursday
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: ARR
Price: $80.00 Enroll Now