Odyssey: "Love: Why Do Opposites Attract?"

From William Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers in Romeo and Juliet (1597) to Maxwell Anderson's tragic couple in Winterset (1935), to West Side Story (1957), the theme of strong but ill-fated love persists. Why opposites attract will be the focus of our discussion.

It is strongly recommended that you read (or re-read) Romeo and Juliet and Winterset in advance of the course. You also may want to watch a video of West Side Story, although we will show excerpts from the movie in class.

Lynne Agress has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Goucher University, Smith College, and the University of Maryland, and is president of BWB-Business and Legal Writing. She is author of The Feminine Irony and Working With Words.

918.172.01 Homewood Campus

$30 (1 session)

Thurs., Oct. 3, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% remission. You will be unable to register online & receive the discount. Contact, 410-516-8516, for registration information.