Short Stories Performed: Readers Theater

GENINT 741.423

Osher (50+). In this course, short stories are presented by actors in dramatic readings. 


About this course:

Many of our most famous writers have lent their talents to creating inspiring short stories. In this course, the stories are brought to life with dramatic readings by professional actors. Each reading is followed by an in-depth exploration of the story’s origin, themes, characters, and impact. We also look at films adapted from short stories. Selected works of fiction include powerful tales, rich with compelling characters, imaginative language, and exciting plots. Authors include Arthur C. Clarke, H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, Jess Walters, Amy Tam, Michael Shabon, Joseph Conrad, Jack London, Richard Connell, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Alan Sillitoe (list subject to change). This course is designed so that it is not necessary to read the stories in advance of the class.

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