Prelude to the Twentieth Century, 1984

by: Roger Weir

Prelude to the Twentieth Century
13 of 13 presentations available
Thursdays, Jul 5, 1984 to Sep 27, 1984



  • Kierkegaard (1813-1855) @ Jul 05
    Either/Or, The Sickness Unto Death. Purity of heart. The early warning signs of the century of consciousness and anxiety.
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  • Nietzsche (1844-1891) @ Jul 12
    Thus Spake Zarathustra. Beyond Good and Evil. Philosophy plunges into the Superman's psyche
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  • Blavatsky (1831-1891) @ Jul 19
    Isis Unveiled. The Secret Doctrine. Theosophy as a world pattern
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  • Tolstoy (1828-1910) @ Jul 26
    The Kingdom of God is Within You. The later religious writings of the "grandfather sage"
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  • Chekhov (1860-1904) @ Aug 02
    The Seagull. Uncle Vanya. The Cherry Orchard. Three Sisters. Interior drama takes the family stage
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  • Rodin (1840-1917) @ Aug 09
    The great manifestor of heroic form
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  • Ibsen (1828-1906) @ Aug 16
    When We Dead Awaken. Hedda Gabler. Drama intensifies towards the surreal.
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  • Cezanne (1834-1906) @ Aug 23
    Multi-dimensional composition in the artist's eye/mind
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  • Gaudi (1852-1926) @ Aug 30
    Architecture breaks open its traditional forms
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  • Monet (1840-1912) @ Sep 06
    Painting explores impressionism and Ukiyo-e
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  • Strindberg (1849-1912) @ Sep 13
    Autobiology and the theatre. Skirt madness, dreams, surrealism, and ultimate realities.
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  • Husserl (1859-1938) @ Sep 20
    Ideas. The frozen reaction, eidetic processes of vision, and the phenomenological world-view
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  • Proust (1871-1922) @ Sep 27
    The Remembrance of Things Past. Stream of consciousness and the artist-seer.
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