Community Classes: Adult

Autumn 2014

Shakespeare with Tony Burton: Making and Un-making a King in Shakespeare’s Day. Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and Hamlet. Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm to 9:00pm starting September 16th and running 6 weeks . Please read the plays beforehand. Pre-registration required at 577-3600

Le Roi Lear with Marie Roche. Thursday evenings from 7:00pm to 8:30pm starting October 2nd  and running 5 weeks. This seminar is entirely run in French. Come to read, speak (perhaps laugh in French!) and see a French production of King Lear/ Le Roi Lear by William Shakespeare. The text chosen is a bilingual translation by Jean Michel Déprats, honored guest visitor of the International Shakespeare Conference in March 2014. The English/French text will be provided for the attendants’ convenience. General requirement: to fully engage in the class the participant must have some reading and speaking competence in the French language. However, anyone who would like an immersion in French and soak in the language is welcome to join, but ongoing translation cannot be expected. Pre-registration required at 577-3600.

For the class syllabus click here.

For the English/French text click here.

Non-Dramatic Prose and Verse of the Sixteenth Century with Marie Roche. Monday afternoons from 3:00pm-4:30pm s tarting October 6th and running 8 weeks. This is a survey of the known and lesser-known works of the Sixteenth Century English Renaissance. No prior knowledge required. Weekly Readings provided. Every week will review different aspects of the English Renaissance literary corpus. Pre-registration required at 577-3600.

Readings:

Syllabus

Albion's England

Holinshed's Chronicles

Richard III

Utopia

John Colet

Dialogue Concerning Heresies

Anne Askew

Acts and Monuments