Shakespeare Behind the Scenes at Union Market (19146)

Classes in partnership with Folger Theatre. One Friday date of the course offered;  October 4 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Class will take place at Politics and Prose Union Market Bookstore location.

$30.00 (10% off for members)

When Shakespeare wrote his plays, it is unlikely he had any clue that hundreds of years later some people might view them the way a child views brussel sprouts: good for you, but no fun at all.

This class, with actress Kate Eastwood Norris, offered in partnership with Folger Theatre, will give students a backstage pass into Shakespeare’s plays and the inner workings of an art that we often elevate right out of our grasp. Using Shakespeare’s 1 Henry IV (on stage at Folger Theatre from September 3 – October 13, with Kate in the role of Mistress Quickly) as a map for performance rather than as strictly literature, more than themes and characters will be revealed. Through discussion, anecdotes, and a taste (or two) of on-your-feet script exploration, we will gain a recognition of details vital to the performer, audience member, or reader. This coursework will ignite your imagination and deepen your theatergoing experience at years to come – whether the performances you attend are written by Shakespeare, Sondheim, or Shaw.

When you sign up for the class you will receive a discount code for $10 off tickets to any performance of 1 Henry IV during its theatrical run (September 3 – October 13, 2019).

All registrants are also invited to attend a 30-minute discussion after the October 5th, 2 pm performance of 1 Henry IV.  The discussion will begin at approximately 4:30 pm


Book: Henry IV, Part 1 (Folger Shakespeare Library) (9780743485043)

Kate Eastwood Norris is a multiple Helen Hayes Award winner and has performed and taught Shakespeare (more than any other playwright) in her 25-year career. She also received an MFA in Shakespeare and Performance from Mary Baldwin University and considers her greatest goal, other than to act with Maggie Smith, to be to blow the minds of a class full of Intro to Shakespeare students who are required to attend.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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Henry IV, Part 1 (Folger Shakespeare Library) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743485043
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 1st, 2005