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Clemente Course in the Humanities Presents a Dramatic Reading of Euripides's Play Herakles on September 14 at Bard College

Darren O'Sullivan
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y.—On Friday, September 14, the Bard College and the Clemente Course in the Humanities present a dramatic reading of Euripides's play Herakles, translated by Robert Meagher, professor of humanities, Hampshire College, and author of Herakles Gone Mad: Rethinking Heroism in an Age of Endless War and Killing from the Inside Out: Moral Injury and Just War. The part of Herakles will be read by Emily Donahoe O'Keefe and the part of Theseus will be read by Sean Cullen. The reading will be followed by a moderated discussion of Moral Injury and Just War with Meager, Col. David Barnes, academy professor, West Point Military Academy; and Mark Santow, associate professor of history, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and founding director of the Clemente Course in New Bedford, Massachusetts. The event is moderated by Jack Cheng, director of the Clemente Course in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

The reading is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. It takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in room 102 of the F.W. Olin Humanities Building on the Bard College campus. The event is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. For more information, call 845-758-7381, or e-mail

The Clemente Course in the Humanities offers free, accredited college course in the humanities to low-income adults. It was founded in 1995 as a pilot project on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. As a community-based program, the course mobilizes social services and community organizations, state humanities councils, and institutions of higher learning. The Clemente Course has been supported in this endeavor by a dynamic partnership with Bard College, which for 20 years has granted academic credits to many of the course’s affiliate programs while also providing key support through academic oversight, collaborative fundraising, professional development, and outreach.

For more information about the Bard College Clemente Course, which is currently accepting applications for its 2018–19 class in Kingston, NY, please visit For more information about the national Clemente Course and its courses being offered throughout the country, visit
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This event was last updated on 09-05-2018