NEW W19-23 BOCCACCIO’S DECAMERON Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 29-Mar. 5 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Stuart McDougal and L. Davis Hammond The year is 1348, and 10 Florentines (seven women and three men) have fled from the city to escape the plague. They pass the time telling stories, and the result is what one critic has called “an inexhaustibly rich, late medieval feast of narrative cunning, bawdy humor, and sly wit…a celebration of the sheer pleasure of being alive.” We will read a selection of tales from Wayne A. Rebhorn’s translation of the complete Decameron (Norton paperback edition). Be prepared to discuss the Preface and Day 1, Introduction (pp. 1-23) during the first session. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.
Stuart McDougal received his bachelor’s degree from Haverford College (PA) and his doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. L. Davis Hammond studied French and Italian at Harvard and has a doctorate in Romance languages.