The Play’s the Thing

Facilitator:         Jim McCauley, 472-1104,                                       Dates:                Fridays, March 23 –May 11, 2018
Time:                 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM                      Text:                  None
Presentations:     None

Come read Shakespeare with us! Here is how it will work: we'll sit in a circle with our scripts and read a scene. Starting with a random person, the parts for each character will be assigned to each reader in the circle. You might be reading a part for a man, woman, child -- perhaps even a ghost! At the next scene, the parts will be assigned to the next set of people in the circle, 'round and round.' There will be opportunities to discuss action and characters between each scene.

Scripts will be provided by the facilitator, Jim McCauley. While all participants will be expected to read in their turn, no presentations are required. We will probably have time to cover three plays during the class, starting with Shakespeare's only black comedy, Measure for Measure -- a timely tale about sexual blackmail and skullduggery. While it is not as well-known as some of the Bard's other plays, it is a fine ensemble piece, filled with broad comedy, taut drama and sly scheming.

Subsequent plays will be chosen by the class. We will meet on Friday mornings at 9:30-11:30 in the Sand Lily Room.