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1960's: Loss of Innocence
with Lorraine Masure
Loss of innocence can mean the loss of child-like belief in the inherent happiness and goodness of life because of experiences that render one more aware of reality. How (or maybe why?) did we go from Mayberry to Woodstock, from Broadway’s “The Sound of Music” to “Oh! Calcutta.” From what is remembered to have been the most tumultuous and divisive decade in world history, and yet spawned some of the best pop and Broadway music. Emancipation or anarchy? What was created, what destroyed? Over eight weeks, we’ll review the decade close-up: history, music, and personal recollections. And of course, we’ll “let the sunshine in.”
Lorraine Dutile Masure has led senior college courses about Broadway musicals across four academic venues during the past eight years. She continues to delight connecting with seniors and discussing the alluring world of music and theatre.
Historical Fiction: Oliver Wiswell by Kenneth Roberts
with Steve Thornley
This is the last of local author Kenneth Robert’s three historical novels on the American Revolution. This painstakingly-researched story is unique in that it’s told from the perspective of a loyalist, Oliver Wiswell. It takes place over the course of several years, in Boston, New York, Paris, Kentucky, and South Carolina. Wiswell, is witness to many of the significant events of the Revolution and reveals a side of the war that may be unfamiliar to most readers.
Join us in reading and discussing this work as Roberts weaves a fascinating, informative, and engaging tale the American Revolution.
Steve is an artist, photographer, graphic designer, historian, teacher, and lifelong learner.
This course meets on Monday mornings via Zoom from 10:00 to 11:30AM on October 4th, October 18th, October 25th, November 1st, and November 8th.