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

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

Course Description: See history come to life with Robert Dawson. In this historical recreation, you will see, hear and learn about the lives of famous (and infamous) men.  Part History Channel, part theatre, it is an enjoyable and engaging way to learn history.  

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

Spring 1

The Characters... In Victory & Defeat:

Week 1: Sgt. R. Dawson(1920-1985): Battle of the Bulge.

Week2:  Juan Ponce de Leon (1474-1521): La Florida

Week 3: Bernal Diaz del Castillo (1495-1584): The Conquest of New Spain

Week 4: Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821): Emperor!

Week 5: Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1877) Victor & President.

Week 6: Lt. John Rouse Merriott Chard (1847-1897): The Defense of Rourke’s Drift.

Spring 2

The Charcters... The Artists:

Wk#1 Claude Monet (1840-1926) Impressionist.

Wk#2 Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) Un Sauvage.

Wk#3 Auguste Rodin (1840-1917) Hands of Genius.

WK#4 Rembrandt Van Ryn (1606-1669) Painter.

Wk#5 Alphonse Mucha (1860-1939) Slavic Artist.

Wk#6 Mathew Brady (1822-1896) Photographer.


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

OLLI 2023-2024 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 2023-2024 Membership Added to cart upon enrollment.
Starts: 8/1/2023 Ends: 7/31/2024
Course OSH - 105, Section 89
Starts: 3/14/2024 Ends: 4/18/2024
Meets on: Thursday
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Location: ARR
Price: $80.00 Enroll Now