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Richard Clark performs Mark Twain: A Humanist Perspective

  • Nov 9, 2010 · 7:00 PM
  • UU Church of Worcester

Join us at our November meeting where we will be joined by actor Richard Clark who will be performing as Mark Twain in celebration of the 100th anniversary of Twain's death. Mr. Clark will be giving us a look at Twain's philosophies and a glimpse of early turn of the 20th century Humanism. Richard Clark is an actor with over thirty years of experience in New England regional theater, New York Theater and television. He is a graduate of Clark University and studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, The Actor’s Connection, and the Actor’s Loft in New York City. His Keeping History Alive series brings historical figures such as Mark Twain, Andrew Carnegie, Clarence Darrow, John Barrymore, Ernest Hemingway and William Shakespeare back to life. His shows are based on biographies, autobiographies personal letters, books and the works of various playwrights. The program is scheduled to start at 7 at the UU Church of Worcester, with doors opening at 6:30 for socializing and conversation. Please watch this page for updates and changes.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    As my first meeting with the group my purpose of attending was not the program presented, but nevertheless I did enjoy it and it brought back memories of the couple of books I have read.

    November 12, 2010

  • Steve J.

    Excellent presentation!

    November 10, 2010

  • Robyn F.

    Although there were many interesting facts presented about Mark Twain, the actor spoke too quickly a good amount of the time. Between the asides and the quick sppech there was a substantial amount of the presentation that I couldn't understand.

    November 10, 2010

  • Brian K.

    The acting was great -- can't imagine trying to perform like that for 90 minutes straight. I just wish I could remember some of the jokes, but they came and went machine-gun fast. The humanism of Twain was clearly evident in the discussion of Huck Finn, but otherwise was only subtly present in the onslaught of satire about government and, oddly, the French. But a very enjoyable presentation -- live theater always pastes a grin on my face that's hard to wipe off. Thanks GWH for another thoughtful program.

    November 10, 2010

  • Bonnie W.

    I enjoyed this very much, however I'm not exactly sure how this was a Humanist program. I understand that Twain was against organized religion (like most people), but there's no indication that he was an Athiest, and little to imply that he held what we define as Humanist values. There was nothing in this particular presentation that spoke to Humanism. However, it was very entertaining.

    November 10, 2010

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