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NEW! JCC partners with Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)

Date: April 20, 2016Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location:  Show map Worcester JCC
633 Salisbury St.
Worcester, MA
Contact: Nancy GreenbergPhone: 5087567109 x 232Email: [email protected]

NEW! JCC partners with Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)

The JCC will be hosting a WISE literature class on Wednesday mornings. This will entitle JCC members to take this class at no charge. Please note that space is limited. To register, please contact Nancy Greenberg, [email protected]; 508-756-7109 x 232
5 Wednesdays, 10:00—11:30 am: March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27; Senior Adult Lounge, Worcester JCC

Class Description:
Satire is a type of comedy that attempts to improve human folly through ridicule and exaggeration. Ultimately, it is moral and didactic. Nothing is off-limits as Socrates is mad a fool in Aristophanes’ “The Clouds” and in the most savage of English satires Gulliver’s Travels by Swift, which in turn spired Voltaire to write Candide. Stock comic characters, such as the ingénue, the cowardly soldier, and the dirty old man are examined.

Group Leader:
Steve White assigned these 3 satires at Bancroft School in an attempt to make adolescents understand such popular satires as Saturday Night Live.

Required Books:
1. Lysistrata, The Acharnians, The Clouds by Aristophanes
2. Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift 3. Candide by Voltaire, available at the Assumption Bookstore

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