Bernard Shaw: Man of Paradox will explore such anomalies as Shaw's pacifism with his extraordinarily insightful knowledge of warfare and his deep admiration for selfless faith in God with his own atheism. The latter is particularly evident in Saint Joan, the masterpiece which assured his winning the Nobel prize for literature and in which the simple and courageous faith of Joan is contrasted with the subtle but narrow pontifications of the church authorities who condemned her to the stake. Recommended text: Nine Plays, G. Bernard Shaw, ISBN: B001BC2GDA or B000KW1I04. Cost: from $5 (used).
Hal Hogstrom (email@example.com), PhD, had a forty-six year career in academia, thirty-three years at the College of New Jersey. His teaching was principally focused on theatre and rhetoric, and he directed over 100 plays. He has taught more than a dozen courses at the College for Seniors.