TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY: The Lives of Great Men

OSH 105 / Non Credit
Course taught in: English

Characters' List below for Fall 1 and Fall 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! 

FALL 1 - "All Florida History"

Week1: Juan Ponce de Leon (1460-1521) - Discoverer of La Florida

Week2: Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) - Papa in Key West

Week3: Ransome Clark (1812-1840) - Sole survivor Dade Massacre

Week4: Dr. Henry Perrine (1797-1840) -  Dade's influential early pioneer

Week5: David Fairchild (1869-1954) - A life devoted to Nature

Week6: Henry M. Flagler (1830-1913) -  Florida's Great Benefactor


FALL 2 - Histories with a Twist

Week1: Howard Carter (1874-1939) -  Discoverer of King Tut's Tomb

Week2: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) - A Man of La Mancha

Week3: King Richard III (1452-1485) -  A True Royal Accounting

Week4: J. Bruce Ismay (1862-1937)- A man disdained

Week5: John Muir (1838-1914) - Father of our National Parks

Week6: Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) - Papa & Pilar, a love story.

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