Winona State University
Shakespeare in Performance (ENG) - # 2100001CECT 2268 – 01
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      Macbeth                            2:00 pm           WSU Performing Arts Center                                       
Thursday, July 18                    Cymbeline                 7:30pm    WSU Performing Arts Center (Company Conversation after the play)
Sunday, July 21      Love’s Labor’s Lost                     7:30pm      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

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.
Bring to Class:
We will meet face-to-face MTWThF from 9:30-1:30 for two weeks in July in conjunction with the Great River Shakespeare Festival, plus we will attend at least 3 plays which might be scheduled in the evenings or weekend matinees. 

This offering will be held at the Winona State University - Winona Campus in room 358 in Minne Hall
Varied Schedule
9:30 AM
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07/08/2019   9:30AM - 1:30PM
07/09/2019   9:30AM - 1:30PM
07/10/2019   9:30AM - 1:30PM
07/11/2019   9:30AM - 1:30PM
07/12/2019   9:30AM - 1:30PM
07/14/2019   2:00PM - 5:00PM
07/15/2019   9:30AM - 1:30PM
07/16/2019   9:30AM - 1:30PM
07/17/2019   9:30AM - 1:30PM
07/18/2019   9:30AM - 1:30PM
07/19/2019   9:30AM - 1:30PM
07/21/2019   7:30PM - 11:00PM
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