Winter Chautauqua Show Napoleon

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  • Sunday | February 3, 2019
  • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Wade Hampton HS Auditorium, 100 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville SC 29615
  • 864.244.1499

Winter Chautauqua (Feb 1 – 3, 2019)

It’s Revolutionary! Napoleon

Get ready to be flat out amazed as nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Mark Schneider – from Colonial Williamsburg – performs as Napolepon.

No military figure in history has been quite as polarizing as Napoleon Bonaparte. Was he a monster, driven by an endless, ruinous quest for military glory? Or a social and political visionary brought down by petty, reactionary kings of Europe?

The French Revolution had taken a dark turn when a 23 year old Corsican second lieutenant arrived in Paris and Louis the XVI was dethroned. By 30 he was head of the most powerful country in Europe.

One of the first truly modern politicians, Napoleon fashioned himself as a hero who successfully dragged France back from the edge of the abyss. Master media manipulator, he projected this idealized image of himself that has endured to this day.

Napoleon’s complex and violent legacy seeded totalitarian regimes in the 20th century and sounds an alert to us in the 21st.

You’ll laugh – you’ll be challenged – you’ll have lots of questions. And Napoleon Bonaparte will answer them.

Winter Chautauqua Events

  • Opening Night Gala – An Evening with Napoleon

     View Map  |  Cost: $50 ($40 until 12/15/18) Opening Night Gala – An Evening with Napoleon Join us for a spectacular evening performance, reception, and...

    • Friday | February 1, 2019
    • 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Younts Center for Performing Arts, 315 N Main St, Fountain Inn, SC 29644
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  • Winter Chautauqua Show Napoleon

     View Map  |  Cost: Free Portrayed by Mark Schneider

    • Saturday | February 2, 2019
    • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Wade Hampton HS Auditorium, 100 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville, SC 29607
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  • Winter Chautauqua Show Napoleon

    Winter Chautauqua (Feb 1 – 3, 2019) It’s Revolutionary! Napoleon Get ready to be flat out amazed as nationally acclaimed historical interpreter Mark Schneider –...

    • Sunday | February 3, 2019
    • 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    • Wade Hampton HS Auditorium, 100 Pine Knoll Dr, Greenville SC 29615
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