ClassicEnglishPoetry

13 yrs and up, $175.00, 14 week course  – No prerequisite

This course is a delightful introduction to the poetry of the English language with a focus on learning to understand and take pleasure in verse. While gaining the skills and nuance of reading poetry, students will concentrate on a different theme each week and study how various poets explore and challenge that theme through their poems. This is primarily a reading course, but students do have the voluntary opportunity to write and share their own verse in imitation of the week’s poems.  A wide variety of works are studied, including Shakespeare, Tennyson, Dickinson, Wordsworth, and Frost.

ClassicTheatre

14 yrs and up, $175.00, 14 week course – Prerequisite: One Intermediate Level course

A girl secretly helps an enemy soldier to escape from the soldiers of her own country – and finds herself bound to a dangerous game of secrecy. A Russian village is convinced that a spy is among them – unaware that he is only a bored young man with a tremendous imagination who loves to see what he can get with.  A king and a humble gondolier were mixed up at birth – now that they are of age, not even they know which should inherit the crown! Lights dim, the curtain rises, and the audience is swept away by side-aching laughter, fantastic thrills, and deeper questions that stay with us. Students read through the scripts of these timeless plays, and get a chance both to discuss them Socratically and to perform scenes from them in class, readers’ theatre style. From Shaw to Shakespeare to Sophocles, come unleash your flair for the dramatic, and dive into some of the world’s greatest works of theatre.

ClassicMusicHistoryMedievalLateRomantic

13 yrs and up – $175.00, 14 week course – No Prerequisite

Classical Music History is offered in two separate parts one each semester. These are independent courses and do not require taking one or the other first.

Students will listen in class to the works of the masters, spanning the centuries. Through the use of audio, and visual activities and exercises, including reading, the students will experience the historical processes by which musical styles grow, develop, mature, and decline.

ClassicalMusicHistoryRomanicModern

 12 yrs and up - $175.00 - 14 week course – No Prerequisite 

Music History of the Western World is offered in two parts, each a term in length. Students will listen in class to the works of the masters, spanning the centuries. Through reading, the use of audio, and visual activities and exercises, students will experience the historical processes by which musical styles grow, develop, mature, and decline.

Shakespeare

14 yrs and up, $175.00, 14 week course – Prerequisite: One Intermediate Level course

Shakespeare's plays are among the greatest and most influential literary works in history.  They help us to think deeper about the most important realities that concern mankind:  life and death, good and evil, love and friendship, God and man.  In this course, seven plays by Shakespeare - two weeks dedicated to each play - will be read and discussed.  These include some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, spanning the three Shakespearean genres: the history, the comedy, and the tragedy.