Course Details

967: Dramatic Readings: Dickens and Others

February 5-9
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM

Charles Dickens loved to participate in amateur theatricals and made a fortune doing dramatic readings of his novels.  We also think his works, and the works of other 19th century authors, lend themselves to readings aloud by the Victorian father for the evening entertainment and moral education of his wife and children.  In this February Short, the co-leaders and willing members will recreate the experience of dramatic reading of scenes from Dickens (and others) and analyze the "drama" and "moral" rendered, when the audience encounters the story afresh.  Prospective members should plan to choose a favorite mid-19th century, 10-30 minute reading to rehearse for their own reading exercise during the week (or we can supply).  Participatory dramatic readings.

Class Format: Reading and Discussion

Hours of Reading: 1-2 hours/session

Study Group Leader(s):

Leslie Frantz
Leslie Frantz is an experienced teacher of English. She taught at Georgetown University's Continuing Education program for 25 years and has been leading OLLI study groups since 2007. 

Richard Palmer
Richard R. Palmer is a retired psychiatrist with an interest in theater and culture; he has led several OLLI study groups.