Fall Semester Senior Choice

The Bard is back! In fact, he hasn’t gone away in over four hundred years, and there’s a reason for that. No writer in our language has matched the 1000+ distinct personalities born of the human mind, and few characters are more troubled and complex than those featured in Shakespeare’s great tragedies. Students up for a challenge will begin to recognize their own psychology in Hamlet’s wordplay, share their views in discussion, and select passages for in-depth written analysis. King Lear and Othello will complete our understanding of tragedy in the classical sense, and we will create the space for acting opportunities along the way.