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July 10-31, 2018

Life in Prison: Art vs. Reality
Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2018
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Mark E. Roseman, JD, author
$48 for OLLI members/$66 for nonmembers

The arts, both popular and serious, have often explored what imprisonment does to people. Writers, directors, and actors are drawn to the task of capturing the fear, eroded dignity, humiliation, and emotional darkness the loss of freedom can unleash. They’ve even tried to evoke the kind of ironic humor prison life prompts. Mark Roseman, once incarcerated himself, offers us a look at how well these artistic efforts do at recreating, directly or metaphorically, the experience of being behind bars. Tennessee William’s Not About Nightingales and Oscar Wilde’s The Ballad of Reading Gaol are among the works on the agenda. Registration information is available here.

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