Scenes from Shakespeare

Shakespeare often elicits eye roll and groans from teenagers and adults alike. It’s often thought of as boring, a chore, or an obligation. However, Shakespeare’s plays were the Hollywood of their time. Meant to entertain nobles and peasants, these plays cover a wide array of topics. In this course, we will study the time of William Shakespeare, his personal history, and how he crafted the English language to bring his plays to life. We will focus on one play, Romeo and Juliet, a tale of two “star-crossed lovers.” This will not be a boring course, but a fun and interactive one! We will also prepare a small scene to share at the end of the semester, with perhaps some “special effects” to wow the crowd. No acting experience is required or expected, and everyone is welcome! For ages 13-18 (younger students allowed if approved by instructor). Taught by Melissa Lamb.

Pandemic Note: As we are all getting accustomed to hearing, these are unprecedented and uncertain times. At illuminate, we are working hard to carve a path through this pandemic that both follows the CDC guidelines and state regulations while also allowing students to take classes, create, collaborate, and shine. Click here to read a summary of what this will look like.

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Tuition policies for 2020-2021: this year, due to the pandemic, we will be working with a new fee and payment schedule. Tuition is $5 per half hour (so most classes are $10/hour). You will be billed monthly for each month of classes held – that way, if we end up in lockdown again, it will be easier for us to manage refunds. Additional fees for class materials are listed on the class pages (and in their descriptions). Normally, we do not offer refunds after the first two weeks of classes, but because we are in a pandemic, we will be offering refunds for any classes missed due to covid (but not for classes that met successfully or have a livestream option).

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