TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY: THE LIVES OF GREAT MEN

OSH 105 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English
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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, an enjoyable and engaging way to learn about history.

SUMMER 1 CHARACTERS:

Week 1

Louis Pasteur (1882-1895), Microbiologist

Week 2

Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) Explorer

Week 3

Lt. John Rouse Merriot Chard (1847-1897) The Defense of Rorke's Drift

Week 4

Sir Henry Morgan (1635-1688), Prince of Pirate

Week 5

Sam Clemens (1835-1910), Twain by Twain

Week 6

Sam Houston (1793-1863), The struggle for Texas.

 

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

SUMMER 2 CHARACTERS:

Week 1

Bernal Diaz del Castillo (1492-1584), The Conquest of Spain

Week 2

Miquel de Cervantes (1547-1616), A Man of La Mancha

Week 3

Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca (1490-1559), An Exemplary Conquistador

Week 4

Juan Ponce de Leon (1474-1521), The Discovery of La Florida

Week 5

Vasco Nunez de Balboa (1474-1506), The Spanish Discovery of the Pacific

Week 6

Christopher Columbus

 

 

Instructor: Mr. Robert Dawson

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 2019-2020 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: 8/1/2019 Ends: 7/31/2020
$45