SHAKESPEARE SEMINARS in Madison
- SHAKESPEARE SEMINARS in Madison
Michele Cameron author of the book length sequence of poems, IN THE
SHADOW OF THE GLOBE, will lead seminars on SHAKESPEARE AND HIS
CONTEMPORARIES IN ELIZABETHAN THEATRE on three consecutive
Saturday afternoons in February.
Feb. 5, 12, and 19 @ 2 pm
250 Main Street
The fee of $35 includes the discussion all three Saturdays, a signed copy of
IN THE SHADOW OF THE GLOBE and refreshments. In case of inclement
weather, the sessions will be held the following Saturday.
Here are the topics being covered:
Session 1: Roots of London Theatre and Shakespeare's Formative Years
Learn about the Burbages, London's leading theatrical family. Why did the
City Fathers fight against the theatre so furiously? Where did actors fit in
society? When would Shakespeare first have seen a play? Why didn't he go
to university? What might have happened during his lost years?
Session 2: Backstage at the Globe
Forced to marry an older woman, Shakespeare abandoned her and his
children for a career and at least one extramarital affair. Who was this Dark
Mistress who has confounded experts for centuries? When Shakespeare
went to work in the mornings, or drank with his fellows at the Mermaid Tavern
at night, who made up his immediate circle? Learn about Will Kempe, the
company clown whose furious argument with Shakespeare caused a rift in
the Company, and how apprentices were trained and plays staged.
Session 3: The Later Years
Why did Shakespeare participate in a rebellion against the Queen? Did the
Globe's burning down have any effect on Shakespeare? Why did he retire at
the height of his fame? We will take a journey of exploration to discover
Shakespeare the career playwright who may, in fact, have considered his
more lofty ambitions a failure.
Contact: Lillian Trujillo at Sages Pages 973-377-WISE