Lecture Series

During the summer and winter terms, BOLLI offers its members complimentary lecture series led by distinguished scholar-teachers.

Winter 2023/24 lectures will be offered on Zoom only. Please carefully read the description for information. All times are Eastern Time.

Please note: BOLLI membership is required to participate. Register for membership online or contact program coordinator Dom Restivo.

Winter 2023-2024 Lectures

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The Enigma of Macbeth

Is Macbeth a tragic hero? What is tragedy and how does someone evil, like Macbeth, get to be the central figure in a tragedy?

Billy Flesch
Professor of English

Monday, Dec. 11 - Friday, Dec. 15

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Location: Zoom

Billy recommends the Folger's edition for ease of use. You can buy a hard copy, with notes, online. You can also get a free pdf of just the text (which appears on the odd-numbered pages of the hard copy).

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Five Revivals: Reimagining Classic Broadway Shows for a New Generation

A look at what makes some classics ripe for revival

Gil Harel
Professor of Musicology

Monday, Jan. 8 - Friday, Jan. 12

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

Location: Zoom

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