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E.g., 02/26/2015
E.g., 02/26/2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Watching, Thinking, Dancing, Acting: Angles on Bob Fosse

5:45 – 7:45 pm

This class has been cancelled.

Known for his choreography and directing in Cabaret, Chicago, and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Broadway legend Bob Fosse cooked up some unforgettable dances. His slinky, suggestive moves leapt from the stage to the screen and continue to swagger through music videos (ask Beyoncé!). By critically appraising Fosse as an arbiter of space…

Thursday, February 26, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Sun, Sea, and Swans: Musical Images of Nature

2 - 4 pm

Composers have always been interested in natural phenomena, including the sun, moon, and stars; oceans and rivers; rain and snow; flowers and trees; and animals, especially birds. Some music simply imitates natural sounds; but more often, music aspires to convey the essence of a living form or offer the composer’s feelings about an element of nature. We…

Thursday, February 26, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Endgame or Arcadia? European Drama 1950-present

6 - 7:30 pm 

In this lecture- and discussion-based seminar, we will examine the rich period of European theater from mid-twentieth century to the present. Major themes and movements in European drama during this period will emerge in the existentialism of Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, in the innovations of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, and in the comedy of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys. The seminar

Saturday, February 28, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Writing for the Theater

1 – 3 pm

Designed for beginning playwrights as well as for writers working in other forms, this seminar emphasizes what makes a scene successful, how to develop characters through dialogue and action, and how to think in theatrical terms. At the conclusion of the class, students will have a better understanding of how to write a dramatic, engaging scene.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Early Opera: Music, Drama, and Society from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

1 - 3 pm

Explore the origins and early development of opera in Western Europe. We begin with the private courtly entertainments of the Renaissance, when music and theater were intertwined with myth, magic, and royal ceremony. We end with the star-studded commercial enterprises of the Enlightenment, along with the divas, impresarios, and chattering socialites who peopled…

Saturday, February 28, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Fundamentals of Genealogy: Basics for Everyone

Whether you’re new to genealogy or simply looking for formal fundamentals training, try these seminars, tailored to meet your research needs. Take all six or just those that interests you most.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Norse Mythology: Religion & Culture

5:45-7:45 pm

Discover the relationship between the tales of Norse mythology and the cultures that produced them. Participants will learn how the powerful myths preserved by Icelanders in the thirteenth century relate to the religious beliefs and practices of the pre-Christian northern world. Particular attention will be paid to the role of women in Norse culture and how, as Christianity…

Saturday, March 7, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Making a Drop Spine Box

10 am - 1 pm

Some books are so fragile they can’t be mended. Others are so valuable they need special protection. Whether it’s a scrapbook bursting with unruly pages, or a rare volume beautifully bound, a drop spine box can serve as a valuable encasement for all manner of materials. . This standard enclosure is used to house books in special collection libraries across the world. It…

Saturday, March 7, 2015
Oh, the Possibilities: Writing for Children in Today's Children's Book World

10 am- 4pm 

This course is full. Call (312) 255-3700 for the waitlist.

Still wanting to realize your dream of writing a children’s book someday? Anxious to learn what to do once you write it? This seminar introduces newcomers to today’s world of children’s book publishing—the markets, the genres, the formats, the audience niches, the publishing venues—and offers a few rules of the road for navigating the craft and the industry. Participants…

Saturday, March 7, 2015
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Gustav Mahler Reconsidered: The Conductor and Composer

10 am - noon

This class has been cancelled.

Gustav Mahler was a musical innovator as both a conductor and a composer, and this seminar will explore the many factors that have contributed to the continued relevance of his music. We will enter Mahler’s mind through his memoirs and letters, as well as by examining the literature he read and adapted. By parsing these documents, we will trace the intellectual and aesthetic development...

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