Three Famous Plays that Resonate Today

Agress Summer 22

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July 8, 2021 - July 22, 2022 (3 Sessions)

Fridays, 10 AM

Great literature is timeless, with many themes that resonate today.  In this three-session course, we will discuss William Shakespeare's "King Lear"  (Alzheimer's/dementia) in the first class (July 6); Eugene O'Neill's "Long Day's Journey into Night" (Drug Addiction) in the second (July 13); and August Wilson's "Fences" (Race Relations) in the third (July 20).  The three texts are widely available.

Each Friday class will take place in the Baltimore Museum of Art's Sculpture Garden from 10 AM to 12 Noon, followed by an optional lunch with your classmates at Gertrude's (BMA's Restaurant).  Rain location will be inside Gertrude's dining room. Registration is limited so please sign up soon.


Johns Hopkins Tuition Remission Policies

Current and retired full-time Johns Hopkins faculty and staff, as well as their spouses or domestic partners, are eligible for tuition remission. Eligibility details can be found here.


After registration, tuition remission eligibility will be confirmed by the Odyssey registrar. If eligibility cannot be confirmed, you will be required to pay full tuition for the course. Under the terms of the University’s remission program, Hopkins employees must withdraw in writing at least five working days before the first class to receive a 100% refund. No partial refunds are given to JHU employees and affiliates. All other participants should review the JHAA Event Cancellation and Refund Policy

ABOUT Lynne Agress

Lynne Agress, Ph.D., has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Smith, and Goucher Colleges, and the University of Maryland.  She was president of BWB-Business and Legal Writing, Inc. and still conducts writing and editing workshops for companies.  She is the author of THE FEMININE IRONY and WORKING WITH WORDS,  as well as numerous articles in magazines and newspapers.  For the past 10 years, she has been writing opinion pieces for THE BALTIMORE SUN.

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 Event Date
Friday, July 8, 2022
10:00am EDT

Friday, July 22, 2022

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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