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.

To Buy:

  • The Man Born to Be King by Dorothy L. Sayers   Amazon

Reading List:

Week 1:
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Week 2: Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

Week 3:  
Ruddigore and The Gondoliers by W. S. Gilbert

Week 4: Antigone by Sophocles

Week 5:  The Inspector General by Nikolai Gogol

Week 6: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Acts 1& 2

Week 7: Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Acts 3 - 5

Week 8: The Man Born to Be King by Dorothy L. Sayers, Plays 1 - 4

Week 9: The Man Born to Be King, Plays 5 - 8

Week 10: The Man Born to Be King, Plays 9 - 12

Week 11: The Barber of Seville by Pierre Beaumarchais

Week 12: King Lear by William Shakespeare, Acts 1 & 2

Week 13: King Lear by William Shakespeare, Acts 3 - 5

Week 14: Medieval Miracle Plays: Abraham and Isaac and Adoration of the Shepherds and The Resurrection Appearances by Anonymous, modernized by A.F. Johnston