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From Mark Twain to Jon Stewart; Everyman of Film; 1950s Musicals

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6 Days | 5 Nights
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Travel to St. Petersburg – “The Sunshine City” – for an in-depth study into some of America’s most fascinating and intellectual entertainers, from Mark Twain and Charlie Chaplin to Jon Stewart and Tom Hanks. Comb through the history of political satire, the age-old art that allows us to inject humor into political events that frequently aren’t humorous. Learn how American films have put their unique spin on the story of the “Everyman,” the trope of ordinary people prevailing in extraordinary circumstances. Finally, dive into the sophisticated musicals of the 1950s, including the famous musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein.


• Through writings, lectures and video clips, examine the very finest in American satire from Mark Twain to Jon Stewart.
• Learn how legendary actors like Charlie Chaplin and Jack Lemmon have epitomized the “Everyman” role in film with an in-depth look at their lives and careers.
• Study film clips and enjoy live music as you discover the renewed sophistication that the ‘50s brought to musical theater.

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There is minimal walking and standing on this program.

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Lodging on this date is at a stylish hotel in downtown St Petersburg

Coordinated by Eckerd College.

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5 nights of accommodations
15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
16 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips
1 Performances


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