Join a class comprised of undergraduate students, educators, and community members for careful reading and discussion of Shakespeare’s
plays and their performances. The class will consist of close readings, mini-lectures, class discussions, group work, film clips of the plays, guest speakers from the Great River Shakespeare Festival (GRSF)
and class attendance at the Festival. Winona State University
students will be required to write reviews of the two main plays (Macbeth and Cymbeline
) and will have the opportunity to have these reviews published on the GRSF website.
This registration fee covers tickets for the three plays attended as a class. Cost of the text (The Bedford Shakespeare
, ISBN 978-0-312-43963-7) is not included; however, Shakespeare's full texts can be found online for free.
For more information, a tentative syllabus
is available for review.
Participants are required to attend the following performances:
|Sunday, July 14
||WSU Performing Arts Center
|Thursday, July 18
||WSU Performing Arts Center (Company Conversation after the play)
|Sunday, July 21
||Love’s Labor’s Lost
||WSU Performing Arts Center Black Box Theater (Apprentice Performance)
This course is 40 contact hours (4 CEUs) and certificates of attendance are available upon request. If you would like to take this course for university credit, please contact Winona State University’s Office of Adult & Continuing Education at (507) 457-5080 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope that by the end of this class, you will be able to join the community of Shakespeare fans as described by Herb Coursen:
We all share—in our different ways—the sentiment that Murph Swander
reports of a young woman in Texas after her first encounter with Shakespeare.
“This she said, “is the greatest thing that’s happened to me since I’ve been
saved!” Some of us might end stop at “me” in that sentence, and still count
ourselves among the blessed if not the saved.