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January 2018

W18-08 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE

January 8, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, repeating until February 19, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-08 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE Mondays: 11a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 8-Feb. 19; Note: No class Jan. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM George Vafiadis This course will be devoted to a lively examination of three monumental American plays: Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire, Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night, and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? By combining readings from each play, with discussion and analysis, we discover why these plays are considered great American theatre. We…

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W18-38 THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until January 30, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-38 THE RETURN OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 9-30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bud Livingston Join us for fun with Sherlock Holmes, the world’s most famous detective, and his equally famous sidekick, Dr. Watson. Holmes’ razor-sharp mind is nothing less than amazing to behold, and so many of his deductions are mind-boggling. For the first class, please read The Resident Patient and The Naval Treaty. Both short stories are available from online vendors. Course Fee: $70;…

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W18-48 THE MOVIE CLUB

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 13, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-48 THE MOVIE CLUB Tuesdays: 1-3:30 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Michael Beltzman Good films can give us much more than an entertaining interlude, and if you would like to delve a little deeper, this class will offer you a toolbox to help you become a more engaged moviegoer. Any aspect of filmmaking that adds to the quality of the production will be part of our explorations, with special emphasis on story,…

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W18-SCF-53 THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL

January 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018

East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-53 THE GREAT AMERICAN MUSICAL Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin This course is an overview of the much-loved American musical as served up to the movie, TV, and the theater-loving public over the last 100 years. The class will showcase the main composers, showmen, and performers from the turn of the 20th century into the 21st century and will trace the evolution of…

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W18-60 INTRODUCTION TO BALLET HISTORY, PART 2

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Wednesday, repeating until February 28, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-60 INTRODUCTIONTO BALLET HISTORY, PART 2 Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird This course builds on material studied in “Introduction to Ballet History, Part 1.” Students will delve deeper into the work of specific choreographers from each period, e.g., Marius Petipa (1847-1900), Sir Frederick Ashton (1931-1983), Sir Kenneth MacMillan (1953-1992), George Balanchine (1925-1982), and Matthew Bourne (1988-present). They will also discover how ballet differs from country to country and how a ballet…

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W18-63 1960s TV: THE CARTWRIGHTS TO LAUGH-IN

January 10, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-63 1960s TV: THE CARTWRIGHTS TO LAUGH-IN Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1960s was the decade where television began to grow from its infancy in the 1950s into a pop cultural force, as well as a platform for news events. With almost every household owning a TV set, it connected the country and “mass media” was born along with a formal accusation of the three network’s programming as a “vast…

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W18-75 STORIES AND MYTHS ABOUT SONGS YOU SANG ALONG WITH

January 11, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 15, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-75 STORIES AND MYTHS ABOUT SONGS YOU SANG ALONG WITH Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Milberg This course covers the little-known stories behind some of the greatest rock and roll hits of all time. Topics include: “The First Rock & Roll Record,” “Hit Songs and Race Relations,” “Songs About U.S. Presidents,” “Pop Music Plagiarists,” “Tin Pan Alley Rocks,” and “Rock & Roll & The Environment.” Featured artists include: Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Bob…

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W18-82 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until March 1, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-82 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 11-Mar. 1 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller In this course, we will read and endeavor to understand the universality of the human experience through the eyes of the playwright. We will read several one-act plays by playwrights who also use their own life experiences as material for their work in the collection, Plays in One Act, edited by Daniel Halpern. The first one-act play to be read is…

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W18-90 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN, PART 2

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 15, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-90 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN, PART 2 Thursdays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Gladstone The course provides analyses of selected European and American films featuring artists as heroes and heroines as depicted in fictional, biographical dramatizations, and historical documentaries. The class will examine the struggle of artistic creation. Discussions will include questions such as: How historically accurate are dramatized biographies of famous artists such as Rembrandt, Bruegel, Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo…

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W18-20 MASTER OF THE DANCE TO THE IMPERIAL COURT OF IRAN

January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, repeating until February 26, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-20 MASTER OF THE DANCE TO THE IMPERIAL COURT OF IRAN Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 22-Feb. 26; Note: Late Start Date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert de Warren Robert de Warren had been performing leading roles across Europe, including with London’s Royal Ballet, when a devastating medical diagnosis ended his career as a dancer. Fortuitously, the founder of the Royal Ballet, Ninette de Valois, had been advising the Shah of Iran in his quest to turn the fledgling Iranian…

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February 2018

Academy Lecture: 1950s TV

February 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“1950s TV” Thursday, Feb. 15 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Jeff Ryder This lecture will provide an overview of television programming during the 1950s. Television was in its infancy in 1950 with less than 20 percent of the country owning a set. But over the decade, that number would reach over 80 percent and its influence would be felt in all aspects of American life. The lecture will look at prime time, daytime, late night, and news programming.…

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W18-102 CAN MOVIES TEACH US HISTORY? PART 1

February 23, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-102 CAN MOVIES TEACH US HISTORY? PART 1 Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Feb. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss In this workshop, we will examine our reliance on cinema to inform our knowledge of historical events. We will pose two central questions as part of our discussion: Does the entertainment media through film blur the distinction between fact and fiction? Are films a credible source to teach us history? War movies in general and Holocaust movies in particular…

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March 2018

W18-103 CAN MOVIES TEACH US HISTORY? PART 2

March 2, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-103 CAN MOVIES TEACH US HISTORY? PART 2 Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Mar. 2 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss In this workshop, we will examine our reliance on cinema to inform our knowledge of historical events. We will pose two central questions as part of our discussion: Does the entertainment media through film blur the distinction between fact and fiction? Are films a credible source to teach us history? War movies in general and Holocaust movies in particular…

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