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: Last semester we were pleasantly surprised with how well the students and staff were able to maintain CDC guidelines and state regulations in order to provide the opportunity for students to take classes, create, collaborate, and shine. Click here to read a summary of our policies, which will likely be revised as classes start back up. We will continue to monitor the guidelines and adjust as we are able to!

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Tuition policies for 2020-2021: Tuition is $5 per half hour (so most classes are $10/hour). You will be billed monthly for each month of classes held. 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). Our full tuition policies are on our registration site.

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