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Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Judith Anderson, MFA

In Much Ado About Nothing, one of Shakespeare’s most popular and enduring comedies, one pair of lovers battles against vicious lies while another is engaged in a “merry war,” battling against each other. The question is whether their friends can trick the witty Beatrice and Benedick into making love instead. This seminar provides the opportunity to explore some of Shakespeare’s most delightful characters through text, film, and discussion before enjoying the production at the Old Globe this summer. We will be using the Folger Shakespeare Library edition, readily available in paperback in bookstores or through Amazon.

July 30: Acts I-III

August 2: Acts IV-V

Facilitator: During over 30 years of managing theatre, opera, music, and dance, Judith Anderson has covered nearly every aspect of producing art onstage: literary management, casting, marketing, public relations, fundraising, educational outreach, even an executive directorship. She has taught Shakespeare through UC San Diego Extension for 18 years, building a loyal following of students who return year after year to explore the works of the Bard. She received her MFA in Theater Management from USIU in San Diego.

Coordinator: Eileen Coblens

Course Number: OSHR-70091   Credit: 0 units

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