Once you have a little iambic pentameter in your life, it is difficult to get along without it. This session, we continue to fill our lives and minds with MORE Shakespeare. In Part 2, we will continue our study of various Shakespeare’s sonnets (how FUN that was in Part 1), and will read one play—The Tempest. Considered a “comedy” (because it has a happy ending), this play has “magical” elements, romance, potential revenge, even a hint of ancient Greek nymphs, sprites, etc.
We will do a quick review of some literary and theatrical elements so that more of his work will make “sense” as we work through some sonnets and the play. I will be sending you the Acts and Scenes as we need them so you will have time to read BOTH the original Shakespeare AND a more modern translation again. SO, let’s be “tempest tossed together” for the winter quarter.
Lisa is a native Nebraskan, who knew she wanted to be a teacher from of the age of five and taught for 35 years in the public-school system. After retiring, she became an adjunct professor at Metropolitan Community College, in Omaha, NE, and is loving every minute of it. She is certificated in English, Language Arts and Writing, English as a Second Language, and has master’s degrees in Educational Curriculum and Educational Administration. Lisa’s philosophy is that everyone is a teacher and everyone is also a learner. She has learned as much from her students as she hopes they have learned from her. Lisa joined the ELM team for the Winter 2021 session teaching “Beginning Greek Mythology” and “Who Are You?” and taught “Greek Tragedies” and “Who Are You? Parts 1 and 2 in the spring 2021 session. She taught “Cliffhanger Conversations” and “Shakin’ it Up With Shakespeare” Part ONE in the fall of 2021.