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Make a Date with Shakespeare in New Weekend Programs at St. John’s
FOR RELEASE: September 30, 2009
CONTACT: Patricia Dempsey, 410-626-2539
The St. John’s Continuing Education and Fine Arts programs presents two new weekend workshops: “Shakespeare: ‘Othello’” on October 17 and 18; and “Shakespeare: Sonnets” on October 24 and 25. In these preceptorials, up to 15 students meet with a St. John’s tutor for a close reading and discussion of some of Shakespeare’s works. The tuition, $135, includes brunch on Sunday. For more information and to register, please contact Molly Burnett at 410-626-2530 or Molly.Burnett@sjca.edu.
Shakespeare's “Othello” begins like a love story, but quickly changes course to become a story of suspicions, revenge, and murder. One of Shakespeare's most deeply psychological plays, “Othello” probes the nature of the jealous mind, the origins of good and evil, politics and nature, race and sex. Participants in the preceptorial on Shakepeare’s sonnets will study and discuss a handful of the sonnets; they explore the ravages of time and the relation of love and sex. Some attention will be given to metrical and formal details.
The St. John’s Continuing Education and Fine Arts programs offer community members the opportunity to consider fundamental works together in discussion classes patterned on the academic program of the college.