Community Classes: Adult

Informal classes for the community. Offered each semester. Free of charge and open to all. Registration is required by phone at 413-577-3600 or by email at renaissance@english.umass.edu.

September 13 Shakespeare with Tony Burton Begins Tuesdays at 7:00 pm ending on November 8th.

Richard II and King John: We will examine conflicting loyalties in emerging nationhood. Please read both plays beforehand. There will be no class on October 11th. Runs 8 weeks. Free and open to all. Please pre-register by September 12 at 413-577-3600. Class takes place in the upstairs classroom.

September 29 Science and the Renaissance with James van Luik Begins Thursdays from 7:00 pm -- 8:30 pm

Science and the Renaissance (Rocking the Boat): Professor van Luik (Emeritus, UMass Amherst, Philosophy of Science) will explore science, providing some background before moving directly into the Renaissance, concentrating on the factors that seriously interfered with scientific development throughout its history in Europe and elsewhere. Runs 6 weeks. Free and open to all. Please pre-register by September 28 at 413-577-3600. Class takes place in the upstairs classroom.

October 3 Shakespeare with Marie Roche Begins Mondays from 5:00 pm -- 6:30 pm

Timon of Athens and King Lear. Free and open to all. Please pre-register by October 2nd at 413-577-3600. Class takes place in the upstairs classroom. Runs four times in October and four times in November.