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2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ID 228 Shakespeare on Stage with Seniors

The class offers students the opportunity to engage in a cross-cultural and cross-generational experience using a dramatic text as the initial point of contact. Students will study, analyze and discuss the text; learning skills necessary create and perform as the characters from Shakespeare’s plays. They will then go in to an established senior citizen community and share what they have learned. They will work with the residents’ experiences and understanding to rehearse and perform scenes from the plays with the residents reversing age appropriate roles. For example, with Romeo and Juliet, students will play the adult roles and the residents will play Romeo and Juliet. The purpose is to engage and connect with the members of that community and understand their associations with character, circumstance and objectives and how these may differ from their own.

Prerequisite: EN 101