Shakespeare’s Language

date Sunday, 3 June 2012 time 1:30 p.m.

Allison Schaeffer


This course will introduce students to Shakespeare’s language. Using scenes from “Macbeth” and “King Henry IV” and a combination of lecture and hands-on acting, this course will dispel “shakesFEAR” and unlock the nuances of Elizabethan English for students. (We will look at the differences between “have” and “are,” “you” and “thou” and “would” and “wish,” and so on.). By the end of the class, students will be able to “speak” Shakespeare more fluently and come away with a better appreciation of how the Bard’s language works within the broader context of his plays.

This class is open to anyone over 14. Bring some water and come ready to explore the words, the park, and the plays.


Meet at Malcolm X Park by the Joan of Arc statue

Address will be emailed upon registration.

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