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November 2016

FA16-SCF-57 MASTER OF THE DANCE TO THE IMPERIAL COURT OF IRAN

November 18, 2016 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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$75.00

Friday: Nov. 18 1 session: 9:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Instructor: 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 National Ballet into an internationally celebrated company. Her recommendation…

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March 2017

SP17-08 GREAT THEATRE FROM SOPHOCLES TO ARTHUR MILLER

March 6, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Monday, repeating until April 10, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: March 6-April 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM George Vafiadis If you have ever wanted to experience theatre through the eyes of a veteran actor, this is your chance. Three monumental plays, Sophocles’ Electra, Edmund Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, and Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, are examined and interpreted by an actor who has been cast in all three. Each of the plays sheds light on the human story starting with a play written by…

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SP17-10 FROM DANCER TO DIRECTOR… AND SO MUCH MORE

March 6, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until April 10, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: March 6-April 10 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert de Warren Robert de Warren, longtime called “Mr. Sarasota”, arrived here in 1994 serving as artistic director of the Sarasota Ballet for 13 years. This course explores Robert’s professional career with examples of some of his most notable works—from the UK’s Royal Ballet through Iran, Hong Kong, La Scala in Milan, the Northern Ballet, and to Sarasota. He has danced with the greats in ballet, directed more than…

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SP17-48 1950’s TV

March 9, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until April 27, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: March 9-April 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder If you love TV, take a step back in time. Television was in its infancy as the 1950’s began, and the medium grew exponentially in popularity as the decade progressed. This course provides you with an overview of 1950’s TV programming, including familiarity with the radio stars who moved to the new medium, new stars that were created by TV, original live dramas, game shows, Westerns,…

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SP17-SCF-27 A HISTORY OF COMEDY

March 14, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until April 25, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. 7 Sessions: March 14-April 25 ACADEMY EAST-STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH Note: Extended class time Jordan Shifrin This class looks at the history of comedy beginning with ancient times to the present. We will examine the effects that films, TV, vaudeville, and stand-up have had on the comedy genre. What makes us laugh? What do we find funny? Was there a golden age of comedy? Has humor changed throughout the ages? These and other comical musings…

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May 2017

SU17-25 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

May 11, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Thursday, repeating until June 15, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW SU17-25 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: May 11-June 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Ronni Miller This is a workshop to read and understand the universality of the human experience through the playwright’s point of view. We will read Edward Albee’s “Three Tall Women” and several one act plays by playwrights, who use their own life experiences as material for their work, found in the collection “Plays in One Act” edited by Daniel Halpern. Students will…

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July 2017

FA17-27 FRENCH CINEMA

July 18, 2017 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

NEW FA17-27 FRENCH CINEMA Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14; NOTE: Late start date; and Extended Time TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Patricia Regnier French cinema is known for its innovative filmmakers. This course will examine French cinema since the advent of moving images, with a survey of films showing innovations from Novelle Vague to the New French Cinema of today. Students will be asked to view each weekly film in advance to facilitate classroom discussion and analysis in a…

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September 2017

FA17-11 THE GENIUS OF 21ST CENTURY BALLET

September 25, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until October 30, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-11 THE GENIUS OF 21ST CENTURY BALLET Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Sept. 25-Oct. 30 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert de Warren There is a new “choreographic language” developing in 21st century ballet—one that brings together exciting elements from popular dance and the arts. Immigrant artists in Europe blend their culture in provocative expressions, while in the U.S., the growing Latino influence in the arts and street dancing, such as hip-hop, lead to an engaging and energetic new style. We…

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FA17-07 POP MUSIC’S WRONG DECISIONS: THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER

September 25, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Monday, repeating until November 13, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-07 POP MUSIC’S WRONG DECISIONS: THEY SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER Mondays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 25-Nov. 13 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon Many in the music industry brag of having a golden ear for a hit. This class will examine missed opportunities and unsuccessful music predictions. Artists may think they know what will help make them stars, but history doesn’t necessarily agree. Missed chances and wrong decisions have dogged pop music from its early beginnings, and in this…

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FA17-SCF-29 GANGSTERS, MOBSTERS, GOODFELLAS, AND WISEGUYS

September 26, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until November 14, 2017

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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NEW FA17-SCF-29 GANGSTERS, MOBSTERS, GOODFELLAS, AND WISEGUYS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m.; NOTE: Extended class time 8 sessions: Sept. 26-Nov. 14 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Why are we attracted to the lives and deeds of 20th century bandits? Sure, they’re popular subjects of film, TV, and literature, but why do we care about them? Is it because we fear them or love them? Have these characters become too romanticized or are their nefarious reputations accurate depictions…

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FA17-40 ITALIAN CINEMA: NEOREALISM TO THE PRESENT

September 27, 2017 @ 11:00 AM - 12:50 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-40 ITALIAN CINEMA: NEOREALISM TO THE PRESENT Wednesdays: 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. 8 Sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Patricia Regnier Italy’s contributions to cinema are legendary. This course will examine the groundbreaking films that utilized Neorealism and the influence of Neorealism on Italian and world cinema today. Students will be asked to view each weekly film in advance to facilitate classroom discussion and analysis in a roundtable format. Among the directors whose works we will explore are Visconti,…

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FA17-43 THE HISTORY OF MOTOWN

September 27, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, repeating until November 15, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-43 THE HISTORY OF MOTOWN Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 sessions: Sept. 27-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Tony Moon For almost everyone, the very word “Motown” means music—the great songs and artists of the ‘60s—not the auto industry. But why Detroit…why that decade? In this class, we will explore the historic relevance of that musical hub of success. We will also discuss the songs and artists of Motown and discover the behind-the scenes people who made it all work. Come…

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FA17-SCF-30 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN

September 28, 2017 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until November 16, 2017

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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FA17-SCF-30 ART AND ARTISTS ON SCREEN Thursdays: 1-3 p.m.; NOTE: Extended class time 8 Sessions: Sept. 28-Nov. 16 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Mark Gladstone This course provides a detailed analysis of selected European and American films that feature artists as heroes and heroines depicted in fictional dramatizations and historical documentaries. Our discussions will include questions such as: How historically accurate are dramatized biographies of famous artists like Johannes Vermeer, Francisco Goya, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Paul Gauguin,…

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Academy Adventures: Rose Parade New Year’s – Information Session

September 28, 2017 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Rose Parade New Year's 6 Days December 30, 2017 - January 4, 2018 SAVE THE DATE: Rose Parade New Year information session with Karen Jutras of Premier World Discovery Thursday, Sept. 28. • 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Karen will discuss the itinerary, accommodations, deposit information, etc.) Academy Adventures: Rose Parade - Click to download flyer  

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FA17-SCF-32 THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE

September 29, 2017 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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NEW FA17-SCF-32 THE LANGUAGE OF DANCE Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Sept. 29 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Robert de Warren We will take a comparative look at Alexei Ratmansky and Christopher Wheeldon. These 20th century choreographers are creating daring new works that are poised to change the American Ballet Theatre in New York and The Royal Ballet in London, respectively, in the 21st century. With their works attracting larger audiences, what do these changes mean…

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October 2017

FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM

October 3, 2017 @ 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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One event on October 24, 2017 at 2:30 PM

One event on November 14, 2017 at 2:30 PM

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA17-70 CONNECTIONS: EXPLORING TODAY’S GLOBAL ISSUES VIA THE PENETRATING PERSPECTIVE OF FILM Tuesdays: 2:30-4:30 p.m. 3 Sessions: Oct. 3, Oct. 24, Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Moderator: Julie Cotton The movie-watching experience has undergone a sea change over the last few years. Even though we can still watch movies in the comfort of our homes on television and have access to them on our electronic devices—most of us still flock to theaters to have a shared viewing experience. That shared…

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FA17-61 SCRIPT ANALYSIS & ACTING WORKSHOP

October 20, 2017 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Friday, repeating until October 27, 2017

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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NEW FA17-61 SCRIPT ANALYSIS & ACTING WORKSHOP Fridays: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 2 Sessions: Oct. 20 and Oct. 27; NOTE: Late start date TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sheldon Aptekar In this workshop, students will learn the production needs of a drama by studying its time, place, and action. The play’s total physical world—with characters in costumes and makeup, with properties, and in scenery under lighting—allows actors to create. These sessions will focus on comprehending a character’s subtext while “standing up” and doing…

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BEHIND-THE-SCENES Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe “A Look Back…A Look Forward”

October 20, 2017 @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

BEHIND-THE-SCENES Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe “A Look Back…A Look Forward” Friday, Oct. 20 • 3:30-5 p.m. 1646 10th Way, Sarasota Fee: $45 (includes lecture, tour, refreshments, and entertainment) Presenter: Nate Jacobs, Founder/Artistic Director, WBTT Join us for a tour of the Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe (WBTT). We will meet Nate Jacobs, WBTT Founder and Artistic Director, Julie Leach, Executive Director, and some of WBTT’s performing artists. You will hear the story of how the theatre was founded 18 years ago,…

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November 2017

Academy Talks: HOW KIDS LISTENING TO THE RADIO ROCKED AMERICA IN 1955

November 8, 2017 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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HOW KIDS LISTENING TO THE RADIO ROCKED AMERICA IN 1955 Wednesday, Nov. 8 • 3-4:30 p.m. TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM David Milberg David Milberg morphs into his 1950s-era D.J. “Radio Dave” persona and takes you back to 1955 with a review of that year’s Billboard Magazine’s highest ranking hit singles. Mr. Milberg will spotlight how the songs radio stations played, and their young audiences heard, rocked America along with the context of the times—news, societal norms, and pop culture. He will…

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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 11:00 AM 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 11:00 AM 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 1:00 PM 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 1:00 PM on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018

OLLI East— 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 11:00 AM 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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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM 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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W18-63 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 9:00 AM 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 11:00 AM 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 1:00 PM 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 1:00 PM 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 Point Pleasant, 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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SP18-05 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE

March 5, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Monday, repeating until April 9, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-05 GREAT 20TH CENTURY AMERICAN THEATRE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Mar. 5-Apr. 9 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 will dedicate two class…

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SP18-SCF-32 THE FILMS OF MARTIN SCORSESE

March 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until April 12, 2018

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

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP18-SCF-32 THE FILMS OF MARTIN SCORSESE Thursdays: 1-3 p.m.; Note: Extended Class Time 6 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 12 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Award-winning director Martin Scorsese has directed some of the greatest movies in film history. In keeping with previous classes taught under the heading great directors, the instructor will show scenes from Scorsese’s most important films and discuss each film in detail. Course Fee: $90; Member Fee: $81.

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SP18-51 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

March 8, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 PM on Thursday, repeating until April 26, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP18-51 PLAYREADING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Mar. 8-Apr. 26 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 Wendy…

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May 2018

SU18-10 NARRATION AND AESTHETICS IN JAPANESE ART CINEMA

May 8, 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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SU18-10 NARRATION AND AESTHETICS IN JAPANESE ART CINEMA Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 8-June 26 Patricia Regnier This course will examine Japan’s remarkable contributions to World Cinema with a survey of films from the 1950s to present day. Among the directors whose works we will view are Mizoguchi, Ozu, Kurosawa, Koreeda, and Kawase. We will place Japan’s cinema within the context of East Asian Cinema highlighting in class scene selections of the vibrant Taiwanese New Wave, (Ang Lee,…

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SU18-26 MASTERPIECES OF WORLD CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT

May 9, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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SU18-26 MASTERPIECES OF WORLD CINEMA: PAST AND PRESENT Wednesdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 9-June 27 Patricia Regnier This class will view eight masterpieces that have captivated critics and spectators alike since their release. We will begin with Citizen Kane, which has topped the list since 1941, followed by works from Ozu, Hitchcock, and Tarkovsky. Next, we will examine 21st century works by S. Coppola, Linklater, Wong Kar-wai, and Ang Lee. Students will be asked to view each weekly film…

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SU18-28 PLAY READING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

May 10, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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SU18-28 PLAY READING: THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: May 10-June 28 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 Wendy Wasserstein’s Tender…

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November 2018

FA18-08 GREAT THEATRE & GREAT AUTHORS: MILLER, ODETS, AND WILDE

November 12, 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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FA18-08 GREAT THEATRE & GREAT AUTHORS: MILLER, ODETS, AND WILDE Mondays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 8-Nov. 12 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM George Vafiadis This course will be devoted to a lively examination of three great plays by three important authors: Arthur Miller (All My Sons), Clifford Odets (Golden Boy), and Oscar Wilde (The Importance of Being Earnest). By combining readings from each play with in-depth discussion and analysis, we will understand why these plays are so lasting and memorable.…

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FA18-SCF-67 ASTAIRE AND KELLY

November 13, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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FA18-SCF-67 ASTAIRE AND KELLY Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. Note: Extended Time 3 Sessions: Oct. 30-Nov. 13 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Do you love musicals? Are you mesmerized by choreography? Do you feel like getting up and dancing and singing? Then this class is for you. We will compare and contrast the styles and talents of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, the two greatest dancers in film history, as we just plain enjoy their joyful contributions…

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FA18-32 SARASOTA BALLET SEASON 2018-2019: BEHIND THE SCENES

November 14, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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FA18-32 SARASOTA BALLET SEASON 2018-2019: BEHIND THE SCENES Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 10-Nov. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird Dive into the Sarasota Ballet’s exciting season showcasing acclaimed choreographers. We’ll examine each ballet’s unique backstory including its history, music, original cast, behind-the-scenes drama, and more. Students will come away with a greater appreciation of the rich repertoire performed by the Sarasota Ballet. Lectures will be supported with video footage. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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FA18-53 COMING OF AGE: 1960s TV NEWS

November 15, 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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FA18-53 COMING OF AGE: 1960s TV NEWS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Oct. 11-Nov. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1960s was a decade of political and social upheaval, and TV news came of age. The course will highlight, with video clips, many of the major events, pop cultural trends, and movements of the decade along with lecture and discussion of the role and impact TV had on them. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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February 2019

W19-44 20TH CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY MASTERS

February 20 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-44 20TH CENTURY CHOREOGRAPHY MASTERS Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 16-Feb. 20 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Christopher Hird Discover the genius of three master choreographers who shaped the future of ballet: Sir Frederick Ashton, Sir Kenneth MacMillan, and George Balanchine. Explore their unique stories, distinct styles and learn about the dancers who became famous for interpreting their works. Join us as we discuss the creative legacy of these brilliant choreographers. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-87 THE DEBATE ABOUT VIOLENCE IN ENTERTAINMENT

February 22 @ 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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W19-87 THE DEBATE ABOUT VIOLENCE IN ENTERTAINMENT Friday: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 1 Session: Feb. 22 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Andre Krauss Social scientists claim that violence in entertainment can have negative effects on the audience, especially the young. Their opponents claim that depictions of conflict and violence are indispensable ingredients of a great narrative. During this course, we will discuss examples of violent content in film, theater, and the visual arts. We will review the main theories generated by the social…

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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS

February 26 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 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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W19-SCF-101 MORE AMERICAN MUSICALS Tuesdays: 1-3 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin You know all about Rodgers and Hammerstein, and you can sing the score from Phantom of the Opera, but what about all the other musicals? The art form known as the Great American Musical has been entertaining people for decades. However, it is not just Rodgers and Hammerstein and Lerner and Lowe. You will…

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March 2019

FILMS DEPICTING THE WEIMAR ERA AND THE THIRD REICH

March 6 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 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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W19-65 FILMS DEPICTING THE WEIMAR ERA AND THE THIRD REICH Wednesdays 1-3:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 30-Mar. 6 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mark Gladstone This course offers an examination of German society and political events during the Weimar Republic era and the Third Reich as depicted by Hollywood and European filmmakers. Among the films to be screened and discussed are: “Little Man, What Now?,” “Three Comrades,” “Address Unknown,” “Mephisto,” “The Mortal Storm,” and “The Seventh Cross.” Powerful…

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W19-71 LISZT AND CHOPIN AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVED THEM

March 7 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W19-71 LISZT AND CHOPIN AND THE WOMEN WHO LOVED THEM Thursdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 2 Sessions: Feb. 28-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Sandra Moulin Have you ever wondered about the women behind the Romantic composers whose music you have enjoyed all these years? Watch and listen as the favorite melodies of Liszt and Chopin come to life through the eyes of their lovers. Enjoy live musical excerpts, anecdotes, and fascinating stories about these two very different men, geniuses of the 19th…

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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY

March 7 @ 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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W19-78 SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: COMEDY Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Laura Smith After a discussion of the history of comedy with the help of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, this course focuses on two great Shakespearean comedies: Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For each play, we will do play readings of selected scenes, examining each as the blueprint for a production. We will look…

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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE

March 7 @ 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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W19-76 1950s TV: THE GOLDEN AGE Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 17-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jeff Ryder The 1950s introduced the American public to network television. Often referred to as “The Golden Age,” TV would have a growing influence on many aspects of American life. The course will provide an overview of the three major networks programming including entertainment, sports, and news. From Lucille Ball to Edward R. Murrow to Beaver Cleaver, there will be video clips…

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W19-86 THE MOVIE CLUB

March 7 @ 1:00 PM - 3:30 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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W19-86 THE MOVIE CLUB Thursdays: 1-3:30 p.m. (Note: Extended Class Time) 6 Sessions: Jan. 31-Mar. 7 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Mike 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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April 2019

SP19-WPP-60 ITALIAN CINEMA FROM NEOREALISM TO PRESENT

April 11 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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Westminster Point Pleasant, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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SP19-WPP-60 ITALIAN CINEMA FROM NEOREALISM TO PRESENT Thursdays: 1-2 pm 5 Sessions: Mar. 14-Apr. 11 WESTMINSTER POINT PLEASANT Patricia Regnier Italy’s contributions to cinema are legendary. This class examines the groundbreaking films of Neorealism and its legacy on world cinema and contemporary Italian cinema. Directors we will discuss include Visconti, De Sica, Rossellini, Fellini, Moretti, and Sorrentino. We will view scene extracts from Martin Scorsese’s award winning “My Voyage to Italy” of the major works of the above directors. Scorsese’s…

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SP19-17 CONTEMPORARY VOICES IN LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA

April 16 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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SP19-17 CONTEMPORARY VOICES IN LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA Tuesdays: 9-10:20 am 6 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 16 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Patricia Regnier This class examines exciting and innovative cinematic movements in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and Chile. Various topics to be discussed include the national and transnational nature of these cinemas, genres, and historical factors which have shaped them. Students will be asked to view each weekly film in advance to facilitate classroom discussion in a roundtable format. Films may be obtained from…

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SP19-SCF-57 CULT FILMS

April 23 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP19-SCF-57 CULT FILMS Tuesdays: 1-3 pm (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 23 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Cult films…Why are they so alluring? What will motivate a devoted fan to stand in line to see a film they have already seen 50 times before? In this course, you will learn why cult films do not necessarily require blood splatters. In fact, many of them are tame enough for a trip to the…

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May 2019

SU19-05 THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION (Summer)

May 28 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 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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SU19-05 THE GOLDEN AGE OF TELEVISION (Summer) Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 4 Sessions: May 7-May 28 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jordan Shifrin Where were you on Tuesday at 8 pm in the early ’50s? Was I Love Lucy a family must-see? How about Sunday at 8 pm? Was Ed Sullivan required viewing for your family? And on Nov. 22, 1963, were you glued to your TV set as the nation mourned together over the assassination of our young president? All these questions…

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