Novelist Dara Horn (All Other Nights) Talks About Maimonides
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
What do today’s leading Jewish minds have to say about Judaism’s greatest thinkers? Living in Egypt, the technology capital of the medieval world, 12th century rabbi Moshe ben Maimon (Maimonides), a philosopher and physician, created a modern Judaism based as much on reason as belief. Join award-winning author Dara Horn as she explores the life and thought of Maimonides, with a focus on the strange parallels between his world and ours.
Dara Horn received her Ph.D. in comparative literature from Harvard University in 2006, studying Hebrew and Yiddish. In 2007 she was chosen by Granta magazine as one of America’s “Best Young American Novelists.” Her first and second novels, In the Image and The World to Come, received the National Jewish Book Award. Her newest novel, A Guide for the Perplexed, was published in September 2013. She has taught courses in Jewish literature and Israeli history and has lectured at over two hundred universities and cultural institutions throughout North America and in Israel. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and four children.