Master Class - Celebrating Shakespeare: New Thoughts on Old Plays (Virtual Registration)

Tuesday, September 19, 2023-Tuesday, October 3, 2023

6:00 PM-7:30 PM
Three Sessions


The registration period has closed for this event.

Course Description
What does a Shakespeare editor do and why does it matter to the general reader? How does our understanding of King Lear change in important ways when we compare the two published texts of the play? Why, in moments of intense emotion, do Shakespeare’s characters—Lady Macbeth, Juliet, King Lear—address forces in the universe in a rhetorical figure known as the apostrophe?
The Newberry celebrates the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s First Folio with three distinguished Shakespeare scholars who will bring us closer to understanding this great playwright.
Three Sessions, $200 ($180 for Newberry members, seniors, and students). Led by Suzanne Gossett, Gail Kern Paster, and Richard Strier

Registration Fees

Registration is $200

We offer a 10% discount to seniors, students, and members of the Newberry (Associates at the Author level and above).

Contact Us
The Adult Education is available Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm. Email is the best form of contact: You can also reach us by phone at 312-255-3700. Please allow 24-48 business hours for a response.