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[In Progress] Shakespeare's The Tempest

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Course Description:

"The Tempest" is one of William Shakespeare's most cherished works. It recounts the story of an exiled Italian ruler who inflicts revenge upon his usurpers by calling up a magical "tempest" that shipwrecks them on his island. Prospero uses his celestial powers to conquer evil and restore the forces of good. It is the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone, and to illuminate the play's magical spell, British actor-director John Mitton in London will visit our class and discuss challenges of producing the work for stage. Additionally, actress Marisa Brau-Reyes, who graced our class with her presence last spring, will join us from New York City. Though all of Shakespeare's plays are dazzling, "The Tempest" holds a special charge for audiences and readers alike. Prior to the course's beginning, students will receive "links" to film adaptations of the play to "stream" at home.


Tuition: $45.00

Additional Fees: $0.00

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Days Vary, Nov. 23, 24; Dec. 1, 3 *10:00 - 11:30am* (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 is Professor Emeritus of English and Humanities, Monterey Peninsula College. He is three-time winner of the William Broyles Award for Distinguished Playwriting and has twice won the British Theatre Challenge.