Posted by: shorelineclusterpoets | January 14, 2012

Discussion of Poets at Guilford Library

 American Playwrights & Poets of the 20th Century with Mark Schenker
 Join Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs at Yale College, for a discussion of the work of four popular and award-winning playwrights and poets. 
Starting with the early classic Desire Under the Elms, the series moves forward chronologically to end with the work of two twentieth-century icons. 
Please note that discussions will be held on Thursday evenings, in sets of two consecutive weeks.


Eugene O'Neill:  Desire Under the Elms
Thursday February 2, 2012    7:00 -8:30 pm
This 1924 American classic places themes and plot elements from Greek tragedy in a rural New England setting.


Tennessee Williams:  A Streetcar Named Desire
Thursday February 9, 2012     7:00 -8:30 pm
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948, this play had a two-year run on Broadway, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Marlon Brando and Jessica Tandy.


Donald Hall:   Selected Poems
Thursday February 23, 2012   7:00 -8:30 pm
Born in New Haven, Hall grew up in Hamden. His poetry expresses a longing for a bucolic past and abiding reverence for nature.


Jane Kenyon: Selected Poems
Thursday March 1, 2012       7:00 -8:30 pm
Considered one of America's best contemporary poets, her work is spare and emotionally resonant. She was New Hampshire's poet laureate at her death in 1995 - as well as the wife of Donald Hall.


Call (203) 453-8282, stop by the Reference Desk or
click here to register for this series


Co-sponsored by the Connecticut Humanities Council



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