Stories Set in Cities: Prague

GENINT 721.627

Osher (50+). In this course, we read a variety of stories set in Prague.           

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Starting at $80.00
As few as 11 weeks
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About this course:

The narratives we read in this course weave a remarkable portrait of “the Golden City” of Prague. Stories include the Jewish fable of the golem, in which the sixteenth-century Rabbi Loew molded a superhuman from the banks of the Vltava; works by Franz Kafka; the novella, Closely Observed Trains, set in World-War-II Czechoslovakia; and an award-winning play, Rock ‘n’ Roll by Czechoslovakian-born, British playwright Tom Stoppard. This play describes Prague from the dramatic days of the Prague Spring of 1968 to the fall of Communism in 1989. We end with Australian Nicolas Rothwell’s evocative account of the Velvet Revolution, and memoirs by former American Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, both of whom have Czech roots. Suggested books: Prague Stories, edited by Richard Bassett; Closely Observed Trains by Bohumil Hrabal; Rock ‘n’ Roll by Tom Stoppard.

Fall 2021 Schedule

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Sunday 12:00PM - 2:00PM PT
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Instructor: Leonard Koff
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$80.00
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Location: Online
ENROLL BY: Sep 26, 2021
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Notes
Plus members pay only $40 for this course. Visitors not permitted. You must be at least 50 years old and a current member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA to enroll in this course.  If your membership has expired or if you wish to become a new member, please proceed with enrolling in courses and you will be automatically prompted to add a membership during checkout. Please download a free version of zoom at https://zoom.us/ to participate in this course.
Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 04, 2021
Course Requirements
(Optional) Closely Observed Trains by Richard Bassett
(Optional) Rock ‘n’ Roll by Tom Stoppard
(Optional) Closely Observed Trains by Bohumil Hrabal
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Sun Sep 26, 2021
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
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Sun Oct 3, 2021
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
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Sun Oct 10, 2021
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
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Sun Oct 17, 2021
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
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Sun Oct 24, 2021
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
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Sun Nov 7, 2021
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
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Sun Nov 14, 2021
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
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Sun Dec 5, 2021
12:00PM PT - 2:00PM PT
Online

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