Ancient Roman History and Literary Analysis Through Shakespeare's Julius Caesar

GRADES: 6th-12th

MEETS: Tuesdays at 10 am

TEACHER: Lynn Hayes

COST: $225 for 14 weeks


"Cry 'Havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war..."

(Antony, Act 3 Scene 1)


Join us in Ancient Rome, where Caesar is warned by a stranger that he should, "Beware the Ides {15th} of March." This class is focused on the reading and in-depth study of William Shakespeare's powerful tragedy, Julius Caesar. Through discussion, literary games and some written assignments, we will learn how to analyze a work of literature by identifying the key elements of character, setting, plot and theme. We will also investigate the historical context in which the play was written and in which the events of the play take place. We will have opportunities to explore our own creative writing, through drafting a modern day interpretation of scenes from Julius Caesar, and even try to pen our own poetry in the iambic pentameter style that Shakespeare perfected! 



GO DEEPER! Pair this class with Acting Shakespeare: The Tempest!

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