We will continue to read books from Paradise Lost aloud (in C Term we read Books I, II, and IX (temptation and fall). Now we will read the final three Books: What happens after the fall? What is Milton’s resolution? We will read what happens to our understanding as we read aloud, drama-fashion. What questions arise?
GROUP LEADER: Gene McCarthy taught Milton at the College of the Holy Cross for many years. Along with Rodger Martin, he was part of Milton Ensemble, a group that presented dramatic readings. He is convinced that reading aloud opens the poem to fresh experience.
REQUIRED READING: Scripts of each book will be available during the first class for a small fee.
FOR THE FIRST CLASS (Optional): read Paradise Lost, Book X.
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