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Ireland — Poetry, Rebellion, Romance (Closed)

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Course Description:

Ireland is a country of numerous failed rebellions. The British occupied and oppressed Ireland for over 700 years, destroying various Irish insurrections through military might, paid informers, spies, and political intrigue. Finally, in 1916, a rebellion didn't fail. The writings of W.B. Yeats, John Synge, Sean O'Casey, and others created an Irish Literary Renaissance at the turn of the 20th century which was embraced by rebel politicians. This resulted in the creation of the Republic of Ireland and freedom from British rule for most of the country. How did this happen? How did the pen and sword work together so well? We'll explore, through videos, readings, music, and historical documents, this intriguing question. Of course, there will also be important romantic entanglements to decipher.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

Registration Closed


Tuesday/Thursday, Dec. 3, 5, 10, 12
*1:00 - 3:00pm* (4 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Dan Gotch has taught literature and theater arts for over 40 years. He is a founding member, and the Dramaturg, of PacRep Theatre where he has directed, produced, and written numerous plays.