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September 26, 2023
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM

Multipurpose Room

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Romeo & Juliet: Creative Exploration

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Romeo And Juliet: William Shakespeare | Anderson Design Groupo?Creative Exploration of Romeo & Juliet with Poornima Kirby 

Tuesdays, September 19th through October 17th, 1:00-2:15pm

$20 fee to out-of-town seniors who can register beginning September 13th 

Do you believe in love at first sight? Would you let your child marry someone from “the other side of the tracks?” Can love break the cycle of rage? This creative class will be a chance to explore these timeless questions through engaging with Shakespeare’s play, Romeo and Juliet. We’ll learn about the historical origins of this story, the different theatre & film productions of the play throughout history, & how Shakespeare’s original actors approached the text. Students will get the chance to read out scenes from the play & also to write their own scenes and stories, based on themes of love, conflict, fate, & freedom. A mixture of history, creative writing, & theater, this class will engage your mind, refresh your heart, & spark your creativity!  (If you’ve never acted or are shy on stage, don’t worry! This class will be tailored to the preferences of each student—you’ll get to choose whether you want to act, write, discuss, or simply listen.) Poornima Kirby is an experienced Shakespearean actress, with numerous credits in film and theatre.  She has performed with Shakespeare & Co., Actors Shakespeare Project, the A.R.T., Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theatre, & Bay Colony Shakespeare Co.  She has also performed at the Senior Center with Stephen Collins in their compilation of Shakespeare scenes & their adaptation of A Christmas Carol.  She has also taught public speaking, poetry, & theatre to students of all ages. She holds a Master’s degree in Arts Admin. from B.U., & a B.A. in Drama from Vassar College, & has trained at Shakespeare & Co., and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts.

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