**Please note: The original start date of the course was October 13. It has been postponed one week and will now run from October 20 through December 1, excluding November 24.**
Sue Weaver Schopf, instructor
The centennial of Arthur Miller’s birth was celebrated in 2015 and continues through 2016. Often dubbed “America’s Shakespeare,” Miller plumbs the depths of the American psyche as no other playwright has. His works present unforgettable portraits of the common man, his hopes and desires, and the struggle to maintain dignity. The plays will be discussed in the following order:
All My Sons
Death of a Salesman
A View from the Bridge
After the Fall
Sue Weaver Schopf, Ph.D. recently retired from her position as Associate Dean of the Master of Liberal Arts Program and Research Advisor in the Humanities at Harvard Extension School. Dr. Schopf continues to teach, lecture, write, and lead literary walking tours. Her expertise ranges from the literature of 19th and early 20th-century to popular culture topics such as “The Vampire in Literature and Film.” She has appeared in The Times of London and the Boston Globe and has been a guest on national radio programs. Her courses have been featured in articles in various publications including The Huffington Post and MTV.com.
Taste more than 100 wines at the Grand Ballroom of the Hawthorne Hotel in a lively atmosphere with Trent Austin’s jazz trumpet and piano duo serenading and light hors d’oeuvres on hand. Sample wines ranging from value picks to high end from many regions around the globe. Entry includes generous price discounts on all wines sampled with orders delivered to your doorstep. Uniworld River Cruises with Sensational Travel will also be featuring a French 2017 river cruise. Price is $40 or $35 for members of Historic Salem, Historic New England, The Salem Athenaeum and Hamilton Hall — all profits donated to these four organizations. Call the shop 978-741-9463, or stop in for ticket purchase. Tickets also available for a small fee at localwineevents.com.
Award-winning poet Gail Mazur will read from her latest book, Forbidden City published by
University of Chicago Press, 2016.
La Tertulia is a group of members interested in keeping their Spanish speaking skills in practice. They meet on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month.
The Incessant Pipe Poetry Salon will meet on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7pm upstairs in the Salem Athenaeum. “The Pipe” is a space to read poetry, yours or others, and discuss everything from the price of tea in China to quantum particles (as long as it relates back to poetry). All styles of poetry are welcome.
If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member, this behind-the-scenes tour will orient you to the Salem Athenaeum building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.