“It is required that you do awake your faith” says Paulina towards the end of The Winter’s Tale. And this play prompts us to awaken our faith in the power of love and forgiveness, as well as in the power of theater. Unfounded jealousy destroys a marriage, a family and friendships, but Shakespeare finds a way to make it (mostly) right again. The class will meet online four times to cover the text through reading aloud, discussion and viewing of supplementary videos as well as a possible visit from a local theater artist who has played Leontes. The last meeting will be an in-person discussion at Shakespeare & Co. for those who would like to participate.
The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare (The Folger Library paperback edition makes it easier to follow along)
Ann Bermanhas been involved with life-long learning programs since 2012, both taking and leading courses. Her most recent OLLI offering was on Much Ado About Nothing.
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