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Emeritus Arts and Humanities Festival

Monday, May 20

9:30 - 10:30 a.m. 
Robert Scogin, artistic director of the Shaw- Chicago Theater Company, introduces Shaw—including fascinating material from his letters and writings.
HUM S86-44, OC/SK CRN 50136

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Screen the 1960 film adaptation of Shaw’s play The Millionairess, which examines the tension between a life of wealth and privilege, and a life of service to others. Peter Sellers stars as an Indian doctor serving the poor in London’s slums; Sophia Loren plays the Italian millionairess who falls in love with him. Alastair Sim and Vittorio de Sica round out the cast.
HUM S86-45, OC/SK CRN 50137

Tuesday, May 21

9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn about Shaw the political gadfly, who attacked social and moral weaknesses with gentle and sharp digs at the establishment. View the 1941 film adaptation of Major Barbara, which revolves around a young Salvation Army officer struggling with the moral implications of accepting donations from her father, a wealthy weapons manufacturer. Film stars Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, Robert Morely, and Dame Sybil Thorndike.
HUM S86-46, OC/SK CRN 50138

1:30 - 4 p.m.
Screen the 1972 BBC television production of Mrs. Warren’s Profession, starring Penelope Wilton, Coral Browne, and Derek Godfrey. A sophisticated young socialite discovers her mother’s youthful “profession”—the oldest one in the book!
HUM S86-47, OC/SK CRN 50421

Wednesday, May 22

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Shaw versus Shakespeare! Actors from the ShawChicago
Theater Company face off in a good-natured battle, performing excerpts from each writer’s best works. Scenes of war, love, and politics showcase both playwrights’ talent—until the final knockout punch when the winner is declared!
HUM S86-48, OC/SK CRN 50439

1:30 - 4 p.m.
Enjoy a wonderful romp through ancient history at this screening of the 1945 film adaptation of Caesar and Cleopatra, featuring an unforgettable cast:  Claude Raines, Vivien Leigh, Stewart Grainger, and Francis L. Sullivan. But be warned: this movie is not Shakespeare’s version of the story!
HUM S86-49, OC/SK CRN 50450

Thursday, May 23

9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Wrap up the Shaw Festival with a tribute to Pygmalion. Begin by reading the Roman poet Ovid’s original Pygmalion myth—then watch the original stage version, filmed in 1938 with Leslie Howard, Wendy Hiller, and Wilfrid Lawson.
HUM S86-50, OC/SK CRN 50469

12:30 - 4 p.m.
The Festival closes with a screening of the beloved 1964 film My Fair Lady—a musical adaptation of Pygmalion starring Rex Harrison, Audrey Hepburn, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Stanley Holloway, and Theodore Bikel.
HUM S86-51, OC/SK CRN 50477


Series Registration

HUM S86-43, series registration, CRN 50135
$96 for the series, $18 individual session (plus $8 processing fee). Half price discount does not apply.

Event Details

Monday, May 20, 8:00 a.m.
Through May 23

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