Summer Fun at Noble Horizons with William Kinsolving, George Faison and Dr. Mary O'Neil

Noble Horizons invites you back to school summer style, with mini-enrichment classes taught by some of the area’s finest teachers. 

Writer and former university professor Mary O'Neil, PhD. will offer Considering Capitalism which explores the theory, practice, and moral implications of capitalism, individual liberty, private property, free market, and Marxist Communism.  Dr. O’Neil’s classes will meet on Mondays from 10-11:30 a.m. on July 2, 16, 23 and 30.

Best-selling author, playwright and actor William Kinsolving will teach America and Me: Walt Whitman and Leaves of Grass.  The participatory class will explore Whitman's life, the history of his times, his 'pomes,' (he refused to say the word any other way), and his conflicts with the times. The class will culminate in Kinsolving’s July 21, 5 p.m. performance of his newest play, America and Me, a dramatization on the occasion of Walt Whitman’s 67th birthday of his musings on Lincoln, the Civil War, 19th Century America, sensory proclivities, and the struggles of publishing Leaves of Grass.  The four classes preceding the presentation meet from 10-11 am on July 11, 12, 18 and 19.

George Faison will untangle Shakespeare’s web of deceit and manipulation in Richard II: Tragedy or History?  Though deposing a monarch was considered a sin against God’s will in 1400, Richard II, a narcissistic, incompetent ruler, loses his crown, resulting in a conundrum the class will explore and debate.  Faison earned a B.A. and M.A.T. from Harvard University, and was on the faculty at The Hotchkiss School where he taught and directed Shakespeare plays for over 25-years.  His class will meet on Tuesdays on July 10, 17, 24, 31 from 10:00 am-noon. 

The fee for each mini-enrichment class is $25; registration is at www.noblehorizons.org or 860-435-9851.


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