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[Past Event] As You Like It: Crazy, Mixed-up Lovers (p.3)

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Course Description:

Welcome to the "green world" of the Forest of Arden, a rejuvenating environment where Shakespeare allows erotic entanglements to untie themselves - with no fewer than eight characters pairing off simultaneously. The comedy's genius lies not in its happenings, but in the characters who include Shakespeare's most engaging heroine, Rosalind, one in a line of confident and appealingly witty women who dominate the comedies. Though it is by no means a frivolous achievement, as scholar Helen Gardner writes, "As You Like It" is "the last play in the world to be solemn about."


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Mondays/Wednesdays, Feb. 1, 3, 8, 10 *1:00-2:30pm* (4 sessions)


We'll meet online via Zoom. Zoom is free and easy to use. OLLI will walk you through the steps. Prior to each Zoom meeting (class), you will receive an email with specific details on that meeting.


Allston James has taught Shakespeare at OLLI since 2012, having previously taught at Monterey Peninsula College for 30 years. A playwright, he has twice won the British Theatre Challenge and is recipient of the William Broyles Award for Distinguished Playwriting.