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[Past Event] Winter’s Tale: What Price Jealousy?

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To call something a “winter’s tale” was Jacobian (post-Elizabethan) slang for something fanciful, something unreal—a fireside story. The “fanciful” descriptive is a bit misleading, implying light fare, a comedy perhaps. This tale is as dark as they come. A ruler’s rage-fueled descent into unfounded jealousy, a child cast out into the wild, a marble statue that comes to life—some say "The Winter’s Tale" has it all. In this “late” period tragedy, Shakespeare is at the height of his powers, giving us a powerful story wrought from dark themes and offering some of his best prose and verse.


Tuition: $40.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Monday, Jan. 29, Wednesday, Jan. 31,
Friday, Feb. 2 *9:30am - noon* (3 sessions)


CSUMB at Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey


Allston James taught English and Humanities at Monterey Peninsula College for 30 years and has taught Shakespeare at OLLI since 2012. A playwright and member of the Dramatists Guild, he is a two-time winner of the British Theatre Challenge in London and Santa Cruz Actors Theatre’s one-act plays festival in California.