For five years we've gathered to talk about the humanities themes of the play just presented. What did the playwright intend to say? What did it mean to you personally? How does the play fit into the context of its time and how is the playwright's life story reflected in it? Do you like or despise these characters? Does a play written hundreds of years ago (or even just decades ago) speak to our own time and condition? The fun is always in what the participants bring to an open conversation where everyone shares perceptions and opinions with one another.
Humanities Discussion for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is scheduled for Sunday, March 24.
How does the medium change the message?
Does a dramatic adaptation of a famous novel - or a film version, for that matter - change the meaning of the original?
How does each medium tell its story?
And does reading a novel have a different effect on a reader than attending a drama has on an audience member?
Once you've seen One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest at 2nd Story, come to a lively, directed discussion of these and other questions as they relate to a script adapted fram a famous novel. Relevant excerpts from the novel will be sent to you when you register but, better yet, order the book and read it all.
The discussion with Rhoda Flaxman for One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 from 2:00-4:00 pm.
* - Rhoda Flaxman receievd her Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Brown University. She has taught at Wheaton College and directed Brown University's DOC Writing Programs. She is a member of 2nd Story's Board of Directors.