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Lifelong Learning Institute: Lecture: Here at the Algonquin

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 10:00am
LocationHylton Performing Arts Center Gregory Family Theater
Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute

We will learn how a practical joke led to the establishment of a daily luncheon date by a cast of literary characters at the Algonquin Hotel in New York during the decade of the 1920s. Dubbed “The Algonquin Round Table,” some of the most sophisticated humor of the period resulted and was often reported the next day in national newspapers. We will be introduced to personalities ranging from Dorothy Parker and George S. Kaufman to Harpo Marx, whose “sparkling wit” helped to define American humor in the 20th century.

Dennis Van Derlaske is a member of the county historical society, Historic Prince William, and serves on the Prince William County Historical Commission. He regularly lectures on topics of vernacular history at University of Mary Washington ElderStudy in Fredericksburg. He has taught several classes for LLI-Manassas.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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