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Shakespeare with Leo Schaff

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare's words, acting out portions of the play, and offering illuminating insights into the Bard's language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor. This year, he tackles the history plays. Sep 26 — Henry VI, Part I Part...

Wednesday Jan 2nd, 12pm - 1:30pm

  (7 sessions)
$170

7 sessions

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Sloshed SATs

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Hold on to your number 2 pencils, we’re taking on the SATs. We've taken high school’s most stressful test, sprinkled some comedy on it, and turned it into a drinking game! Your favorite test proctor and comedian Michael Wolf (Comedy Central, MTV) has combined bar-room trivia with real SAT quizzes to create NYC's booziest classroom. Whether you've...

Saturday Dec 15th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

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Reading Kipling

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Rudyard Kipling’s name is associated today with Disney’s version of The Jungle Book and with Imperialism. In this course we will see how the first is exclusionary (Kipling was above all a great craftsman of complex tales and poems) and how the second is largely false. We will study six short stories that will show the vast range of Kipling’s...

Thursday Jan 10th, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (3 sessions)
$420

3 sessions

World History, World Literature & You (for Teens)

at Classeteria - Bushwick 284 Suydam St, Brooklyn, New York 11237

In this course, we will use literature as a point of entry into three thousand years of history, society, and culture that has led to you being a teenager in the United States in 2018.  We will study texts from a wide variety of times and places, including Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific Rim, from ancient times to right now....

Sunday Jan 6th, 2:30pm - 4pm

  (20 sessions)
$600

20 sessions

A Lot On The Mind: Autism

at Caveat - Lower East Side 21-A Clinton St, New York, New York 10002

Come join us for a night of educational and theatrical fun while learning about some of the most misunderstood and stigmatized neurological disorders! Each month we’ll highlight a different neurological disorder and address the science behind the disorder, research being done in that field, and the stigmas patients face, featuring performances from...

Wednesday Jan 9th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Creative Justice

at The New School - Greenwich Village 66 W 12th St, New York, New York 10011

The arts become a powerful tool by generating dialogue, strengthening a sense of community, and envisioning community based interventions. In this course, we examine how artists, cultural workers, and community activists have devised creative strategies for responding to institutional and interpersonal violence and trauma. How does creativity work...

Tuesday Jan 22nd, 6pm - 8pm

  (15 sessions)
$800

15 sessions

Reading Ulysses with Michael Groden

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

This seminar works through selected chapters of Ulysses (Gabler edition), addressing it’s difficulties and discovering what makes the novel resonate today.

Sunday Mar 10th, 2pm - 5pm

  (4 sessions)
$385

4 sessions

Aristotle and the Poets: Truth, Fiction and Tragedy

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown 247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

Aristotle’s Poetics offers an account of imitative art and its pleasures that stands at the origins of Western aesthetic theory. In response to Plato’s critique of poetry as twice-removed from reality, Aristotle defends—and theorizes—imitation as an essential component of human education and of the “discovery of form in things.” Fiction...

Wednesday Jan 30th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Literary Theory: a Critical Introduction

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Midtown 247 West 37th St 5th Fl, New York, New York 10018

What is literature? And what kinds of meanings, uses, values, histories, and philosophical positions do we attach to literature in the act of reading it?  Literary theory, the diverse body of thought that addresses these fundamental questions, has pursued a stunning array of methods in its attempts to understand how literature works. This course,...

Tuesday Jan 29th, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Reading Mrs. Dalloway

at 92nd Street Y - Upper East Side 1395 Lexington Ave, New York, New York 10128

Each session, students will address three of the twelve unnumbered chapters in the book and focus on issues that are raised by those chapters.   Topics covered will include: literary form, personal psychology, social status, rewritings of The Odyssey and Ulysses, local and imperial politics, archetypes and myths, distant and intimate marriages,...

Wednesday Apr 10th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$385

3 sessions

Vision Board

at TW Painting with Friends - Gravesend 41 Ave South, Brooklyn, New York 11223

Vision Board - A Powerful Tool To Manifest Your Life Desires. In this workshop, you'll learn the science of visualization and best practices when creating a vision board. Then, let the crafting fun begin. The tool helps you invest the time and energy to visualize your future (https://blog.mindvalley.com/creative-visualization/) and consistently reminds...

Friday Dec 21st, 7:30pm - 9pm

The Sumerians: History's Innovators

at Brooklyn Brainery - Prospect Heights 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11238

Over six thousand years ago, the marshes of Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) were home to a remarkable and ingenious group of people. Known as the Sumerians, they were the first to use writing and the first to live in cities. They rode the first wheeled vehicles, founded our modern system of mathematics and made detailed observations of the planets and...

Tuesday Dec 18th, 8:30pm - 10pm

Writing for Actors

at The Barrow Group Acting School - Hell's Kitchen 312 W 36th St 3rd Fl, New York, New York 10018

So many actors want to write but are unsure how to start. Others are intimidated. But why should that be? Many of the skills needed to write – understanding how dialogue reveals character, how scenes are structured, how the action of the play reveals the truth of the story – are skills every good actor already has. This class will teach actors...

Friday Jan 11th, 11am - 2pm

  (10 sessions)
$495

10 sessions

A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing

at Brooklyn Institute for Social Research - Gramercy 30 Irving Pl, New York, New York 10003

Complete Course Title: A Ruthless Criticism of Everything Existing: an Introduction to Marx In the mid-nineteenth century, a young Karl Marx wrote, in the form of a published open letter to Arnold Ruge: “But if the designing of the future and the proclamation of ready-made solutions for all time is not our affair, then we realize all the more clearly...

Monday Jan 28th, 6:45pm - 9:45pm

  (4 sessions)
$315

4 sessions

Afterlife and Reincarnation in World Religions

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

Teachings on the afterlife journey and reincarnation are found in both ancient religious traditions and contemporary consciousness research. Kabbalah, Tibetan Buddhism and near-death experience literature all presents information on the inner dimensions of dying and on the afterlife journey of the soul. In this workshop we shall explore the application...

Sunday May 19th, 9:30am - 4:30pm

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