Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Tragedies of the Common Man: Plays by Arthur Miller


Price for Members: $60
Price for Non-Members: $90
Date/Time: Mondays, January 13 & *27; February 3, 10 & 17, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
(*Note – no class scheduled 1/20)
Instructor: Julian Lopez-Morillas, M.F.A., directing, Carnegie-Mellon University
Location: Concord Campus

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Course Description

Arthur Miller stands out among American playwrights of the last century for his success in creating works of remarkable scope and ambition. He did this by taking the ancient concept of tragedy, “the fall of great men,” and transforming it to the fates of ordinary men in a modern democratic society where all, in theory, are equal. In plays like View from the Bridge, All My Sons, The Crucible, and most famously, The Death of a Salesman, Miller shows us how the lives of ordinary people, who face challenges to their self-respect, their family relationships, even their basic identity, can end tragically. Allow OLLI and Mr. Lopez-Morillas to explore with you how Miller so adeptly updated the old concept of tragedy and demonstrated its aptness for all humanity.


Event Details

Date: 2020-01-13

Start time: 01:30 p.m.

End time: 03:30 p.m.

Venue: Cal State East Bay

Directions: Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus 4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord


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