Shakespeare: Three Kings | Newberry

Shakespeare: Three Kings

Led by John Nygro. Nine sessions, 5:45 - 7:45 pm
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
Tuesdays, September 12 - November 7

5:45 - 7:45 pm

Online registration is closed. Call (312) 255-3700 to register.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $275
Regular Price (after September 1): $303

Online registration is closed. If you would like to regsiter, please call (312) 255-3700.

Seminar Description

What does Shakespeare say about the influence of families on leaders, the balance of a leader’s personal goals with advice from intimate advisors and how elements beyond the control of humans affect the successful leadership of a country? We will read, view video performances of, and discuss three of Shakespeare’s plays, King John, King Lear, and Henry VIII to discover the universal truths in the public and private lives of absolute power. Nine sessions.

John Nygro is a lecturer, actor, and musician in the Chicago area with a thirty-year career in the arts whose talks have been heard at universities, libraries and on radio.

Materials List


  • The Oxford Shakespeare, King John. ISBN-13: 978-0199537143
  • The Oxford Shakespeare, The History of King Lear. ISBN-13: 978-0199535828
  • The Oxford Shakespeare, King Henry VIII. ISBN-13: 978-0199537433
    • Note: Students may purchase or use any edition of these titles.

First Reading:

  • For the first session, please read Acts 1 and 2 of King John.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.