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Enhance your reading, film and theater experience by discussing it with others. Learn the skills that you are seeking.


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Join avid readers to discuss themes, plots and characters of selected books. Participate in the stimulating exchange of ideas, observations and reactions to the current selections.

260028

Instructor : Theodora McKee 

Tuition: $85.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; 7 sessions; starting 9/13/2017, ending 12/13/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/20/2017, 10/4/2017, 10/18/2017, 11/1/2017, 11/15/2017, 11/22/2017, 12/6/2017)

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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Do you love to go to the movies and discuss them? See selected movies which are mostly art/indie films at the Clairidge Theater in Montclair. Then join classmates to talk about themes, plot, characters, acting, directing, cinematography, costumes, score, trailers and viewer’s expectations.

260002

Instructor : Margot Cochran 

Tuition: $49.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 4 sessions; starting 9/13/2017, ending 11/1/2017 ; Class Skip Dates : (No class on 9/20/2017, 9/27/2017, 10/11/2017, 10/25/2017)

Location : Montclair, Congregation Shomrei Emunah Location : 
  Montclair, Congregation Shomrei Emunah.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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What is political poetry? This class will explore issues such as racism, war, sexual identity, women's rights, poverty and wealth distribution, anti-government protest as expressed by poets beginning with Walt Whitman, African American poets like Amiri Baraka, anti-war poets like Denise Levertov and feminist poets such as Adrienne Rich and more. Students will be encouraged to write their own political platform.

260049

Instructor : Carole Stone 

Tuition: $39.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM; 3 sessions; starting 9/19/2017, ending 10/3/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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There's a piece of common wisdom that says: "If anyone ever asks you where a quote is from, just say 'Hamlet'"!  Verily, no other piece of literature (except for the Good Book itself) is so often quoted - is, indeed, so quotable:  "To be or not to be..."; "to the manor born..."; Hamlet is the most famous play ever.  Virtually everyone, of any level of education, in any culture, has at least heard of it.  Most people can quote something from it.  It remains to be known, however, how many people actually know this most famous of plays.  How many have actually read it?  Well, here is a chance to be one of those few - those "happy few"!  (No, that one's not from Hamlet, actually...)   Over the course of five weeks, students in this class will, one act a week, read Hamlet, out loud, in its entirety.  Professional actor/teacher/director Geoffrey Owens will preside, annotating the reading with his perspective on both the literary and theatrical aspects of the drama.  No previous acting experience is necessary - only a copy of the play and a willingness to participate. 

260051

Instructor : Geoffrey Owens 

Tuition: $99.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM; 5 sessions; starting 9/28/2017, ending 10/26/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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This class will examine the connection between mental illness and creativity through the lives and works of well known authors, the women writers : Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Charlotte Perkins Gillman and the male writers: F.Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound and Robert Lowell.

260050

Instructor : Carole Stone 

Tuition: $29.00

Schedule : Weekly - Thu 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; 2 sessions; starting 10/12/2017, ending 10/19/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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Join Steve Bronstein, Emmy-nominated Hollywood/New York Director and Producer and take a step beyond just shooting ordinary home movies. Using your smartphone, learn to tell a story on video, just like on the Big Screen. Through movie clips and hands-on explanations learn to be your own movie director.

260052

Instructor : Steve Bronstein 

Tuition: $25.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 10/25/2017, ending 10/25/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

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