Professor Elliot Engel returns to perform at the Ashe Arts Center 7:30 p.m. Friday March 15 for an evening of humor, literature, and enlightening entertainment.
Engel’s performance will be The Brilliant and Bizarre Bronte Sisters.
The daughters of an Irish clergyman, the Bronte sisters constituted one the of world’s most famous literary families. The Bronte family was very private, and many stories and myths surrounding them only served to make their literary efforts more famous.
Engel puts his twist on the long, somewhat strange lives of the three sisters.
Dr. Engel had published sevens books in both England and the United States. Many of his articles have appeared in national magazines, including Newsweek.
Dr. Engel has written three plays, which have been produced during the last five-years. PBS Television stations around the country aired his mini-lecture series on his favorite author and literary hero, Charles Dickens.
Originally from Indianapolis, Dr. Engel now resides in Raleigh, N.C., where he has taught courses at N.C. State University, University of North Carolina and Duke University. With 260 lectures a year covering over 50 literary topics, Dr. Engel speaks to a wide variety of audiences ranging from 1200 people at town hall meetings to small classrooms of ten eager students.
Dr. Engel’s presentations are fast-paced, fascinating, and full of information. His previous programs on Dickens, Twain, Shakespeare, and The History and Mystery of Wine were standing-room-only crowds.
Reserve your tickets now. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $5 for students, and are available in advance at the Arts Center or by calling 336.846-ARTS.