A full experiential immersion into the globally renowned and highly regarded play The Tragedy of Man, for those of all levels of interest on the subject and the masterwork. Become familiar with this literature or give yourself time and creative space to increase your expertise and appreciation of it – you choose your own path; we will offer the resources to make it an unforgettable and rewarding experience.
Expectations and Goals
While we read this play at leisure over the course of 6 months, we will engage with numerous interpretations and renditions of film, theater, and music that were inspired by Imre Madách’s The Tragedy of Man. There will be monthly in-person and virtual workshops, film screenings, book talks, and guest speakers discussing topics related to the play and its esteemed writer.
Learn of the significance it played in the lives of “The Martians”, the group of scientists on the Manhattan Project who were of Hungarian origin. We will delve into related concepts explored in modern films such as Oppenheimer, as well as Jankovics Marcell’s animated movie which took over 20 years to complete.
There will be book talks held for every 3 chapters, beginning in Fall 2024. Upon completing the reading, a 6-week writers’ workshop will be available to create your own additional scene for the play, in the era, civilization, realm, or geography of your choice – OR – if bilingual, you can make a comparative study of the English and Hungarian versions or take on the challenge of creating a new translation of the play with our sponsorship.
|Book Club Talks
|Expert Panel Talks
|Theatrical Stage Screenings
|Museum Tours (The Met)
|Writers & Interpreters Workshop
|Cocktail Hours, themed to scenes in the play
Workshop Kick-Off Event
March 15, 2024 Commemoration of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution
For this kick-off event, since it coincides with the March 15th Hungarian Revolution Commemoration, we will explore the philosophies and events that molded the mindsets of the notable literary figures of those days in Hapsburg era Hungary, primarily concentrating on Sándor Petőfi and Imre Madách.
|At Home Video Exercises
|At Home Reading Exercises
Special Guest: Prof. TBC – volunteers welcome!
Friday, March 15
Martians, Aliens, Outsiders
Effects of the 1848 Hungarian Revolution on Literature: Madách, Petőfi, Arany János explored.
Subject: How external perceptions propel and affect creative rebellion in societies.
Freud (Netflix series) !! Rated MA/R
English version available on Amazon
Madács’s Short Bio, and challenges in theatrical renditions.
A $15 donation is suggested per workshop, and a $100 donation is suggested to become a member of the 2024 Literary Heritage Workshop Series which will consist of 8-10 events and special neighborhood / museum activities throughout the year.
Suggested Donation: $15/adult/workshop, or $100/adult 2024 annual workshop membership
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