Quest Courses – Fall 2023 / Performing Arts
The courses listed below, in the general area of visual and performing arts, are currently offered at Quest.
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CINEMA QUEST: CURRENT AND CLASSIC
Coordinators: Howard Salik, Marian Friedmann, Bobbie Gold, Vince Grosso
Join lovers of current releases and classic movies as the films, their casts, directors, storylines, scripts, and more are discussed and critiqued.
FILM FOR THOUGHT
Coordinators: Jane Lubin, Ellen Gottfried
In this course we will see the best of contemporary short documentaries, dramas, comedies, and film excerpts.
Coordinators: Roy Clary, Wayne Cotter, Frieda Lipp
Important American and European plays are presented. Each session begins with a brief biography of the playwright followed by a “staged reading” of the play.
SHAKESPEARE: THE WINTER’S TALE
Coordinators: Roy Clary, Jim Brook, Ellie Schaffer
The class will read aloud and discuss The Winter’s Tale. It is one of Shakespeare’s most daring and outlandish plays.
WORLD OF THEATER
Coordinators: Yona Rogosin, Mary Ann Donnelly, Panny Mitchell, Nan McNamara
Theater has been present for 2,500 years and today Questers are fortunate to live at its epicenter. We will address the history of theater and the national, racial and cultural characteristics that can be found in the works of major playwrights and traditions.