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Princeton University Concerts Offers Class in Collaboration with Princeton Adult School

August 5, 2014

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY CONCERTS OFFERS A CLASS IN COLLABORATION WITH THE PRINCETON ADULT SCHOOL:  PHILIP ROTH'S EVERYMAN: A DISCUSSION WITH MICHAEL WOOD AND PHILIP ROTH

Princeton University Concerts is pleased to announce that once again it will be collaborating with the Princeton Adult School in the 2014-15 season.  Philip Roth's Everyman:  A discussion with Michael Wood and Philip Roth, will take place on Monday, September 15 and Tuesday, September 16 in advance of the performance by the Takács String Quartet of works by Schubert and Arvo Pärt, paired with passages from Everyman read by actress Meryl Streep.  The concert will take place on Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm at Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall.  Complete class details follow.

Philip Roth's Everyman:  A discussion with Michael Wood and Philip Roth
Monday, September 15 at 6:30pm -- 8pm and Tuesday, September 16 at 6:30pm -- 8pm
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall

Over the course of two evenings, Michael Wood, Emeritus Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton University, will explore the central themes of Roth's Everyman, described by The New York Times as the story of a "multi-divorced advertising man grappling with family estrangement, illness and death," bringing his own perspective and rich experience to the class discussion.  On the second evening, Philip Roth will join the discussion via Skype. Class participants are then invited to attend a special performance hosted by Princeton University Concerts on Friday, September 19 at 7:30pm in Richardson Auditorium in Alexander Hall when excerpts of the book will be read by actress Meryl Streep, and paired with works for string quartet by Arvo Pärt and Schubert played by the Takács String Quartet. This unique collaboration features some of the most brilliant, creative and interpretive artist of our time.  Participants should read Everyman in advance of the class and come prepared to discuss it.  Space in this class is limited, especially to those who want to attend the concert.  Participants may attend the class on its own, or purchase tickets to the concert as part of the registration to the course.  

The cost of the class on its own is $50, and with concert tickets is $85.  Registration opens on August 15.  Please call the Princeton Adult School at 609-683-1101 or visit princetonadultschool.org to register.

For further information please contact Catherine Ugolini at 609-258-6024 or cugolini@princeton.edu
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