While the UK is taking the lead this week in recognizing the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Wellesley College (“we’re the only liberal arts college that still requires Shakespear…”) is doing its part to remember the Bard as well. The college’s celebration actually began earlier this semester, but things are really starting to heat up now. Here are a few highlights, and you can find the whole schedule here.
*That Right Promethean Fire: Shakespeare Illustrated. While that title sounds awful, it’s actually a pretty cool little exhibit of Shakespeare’s works depicted in art at the Davis Museum. February 10-June 5 .
*Shakespeare on the Global Stage: A Festival of Performance and Scholarship
– See more at: http://www.wellesley.edu/events/node/84096#sthash.8ImfYcia.LPAYHnT8.dpuf
*Offering two free Shakespeare courses online:
Shakespeare on the Page and in Performance: Young Love
April 27, 2016 – May 18, 2016 (3 weeks long)
Shakespeare on the Page and in Performance: Tragic Love
May 25, 2016 – June 22, 2016 (4 weeks long)