Cost and Registration Information
Early Registration Price (August 7 at 10 am – August 31 at 4 pm): $210
Regular Registration Price (August 31 at 4 pm – first day of class): $231
Members, seniors, and students get a 10% discount.
This seminar is full. Please call (312) 255-3700 to be added to the wait list.
Mark your Calendar!
The Newberry Bookstore will re-open on August 14, and you will once again be able to find most of your assigned books for sale there.
For over four centuries, Shakespeare’s Richard III has fascinated audiences with its treatment of power, murder, evil, incompetent leadership, and moral integrity. In this course, we will examine Shakespeare’s great history play, discussing its representations of politics, leadership, and the unintended consequences of apathy. We will also consider the value of Shakespeare’s dramatic genius by viewing video clips of this masterpiece.
Five sessions. E - $210, L - $231
John Nygro is a lecturer, actor, and musician in the Chicago area with a forty year career in the arts. His talks have been heard at universities, libraries, arts organizations, and on the radio.
Participants can read from a previously purchased or online edition of the play. If participants would like to purchase an edition for this seminar:
- William Shakespeare, Richard III, Oxford. ISBN: 978-0199535880
For the first class, please read Act One of the play.
This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.