*Abbreviations under the "Available" column: A = Available // NA = Not Available // R = Previously Registered // WL = Currently on the Wait List

Interpreting and Participating in Shakespeare’s Plays: Richard III and As You Like It

Our main activity is reading the plays and seeing and thinking about productions. We will use our varying backgrounds and talents to examine the design of ideas and feelings as they build through the acts and across the genres. Previous experience with Shakespeare is not necessary; newcomers are welcome. This fall, Richard III and As You Like It are both on offer at Blackfriars in Staunton. In a special morning or afternoon session with the cast, in Staunton, we are taken up into the inner workings of the plays as dramatic productions. And the actors can respond to our questions about matters of interpretation and staging. Date and cost for this special additional session in Staunton TBD (no more than $30). Note: This course does not meet on Wednesday, November 21.

Instructor Bio:

An independent academic, English teacher, and exercise instructor, Henry McHenry grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, graduated from Yale, and has taught for years in the Upward Bound program and as a substitute in Albemarle County schools. He holds a PhD in English Language, Literature, and Pedagogy from UVA and is the author of From Cognition to Being: Prolegomena for Teachers.

Required Reading:

Any text of the two plays. The excellent and inexpensive Signet editions have critical essays from various periods appended to each play.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B300 Henry McHenry Jr. Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 28, Dec 5, 12 We 10:00 a.m.-Noon Meadows Presbyterian Church A

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