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[Past Event] Shakespeare's "Cymbeline" | In-Person

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Course Description:

King Cymbeline of Britain banishes his daughter Innogen's husband, who then makes a bet on Innogen's fidelity. Innogen is accused of being unfaithful, runs away, and becomes a page for the Roman army as it invades Britain…and so on. "Cymbeline," one of Shakespeare’s final plays, defies easy summary. Haunting and bittersweet, its plot is both labyrinthine and tragicomic. The series of breathtaking revelations at the end reflect the period’s vogue for intricate plots. lt is no wonder it is one of the less frequently staged plays of Shakespeare. Most directors find it flat-out intimidating. In our exploration, we will view the Royal Shakespeare Company’s celebrated 2016 production set in the reign of “Kymbeline,” the king who ruled southern England at around the time of Augustus Caesar.


Tuition: $40.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Thursdays, Feb. 9, 16, 23 *1:00 - 3:30pm* (3 sessions)


Course will be presented live at CSUMB Ryan Ranch (8 Upper Ragsdale Road, Monterey) and will NOT be recorded or available for viewing later. To keep everyone safe, seats are limited.


Allston James taught English & Humanities at
Monterey Peninsula College for 30 years and has taught Shakespeare at OLLI since 2012. He was Runner-up for the Kenneth Branagh Award for New Drama in 2021. His plays have been performed in London, New York and around the country.