2 – 4 pm
Thousands of musical settings have been inspired by the plays and poems of William Shakespeare. Composers from Felix Mendelssohn and Giuseppe Verdi to Cole Porter and Leonard Bernstein have offered us a fascinating range of scores for the stage and concert hall. We will hear representative examples of this material, rendered by artists of the past and present, and consider how well the music engages the original works.
Guy A. Marco holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago, has taught in eleven universities, and has written or edited more than fifty reference books, including Opera: A Research and Information Guide. He has led Newberry seminars since 1996.
No materials required.
CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.
Eight sessions, $190