Key: Top row, L – R: painting of Shakespeare, artist unknown, 1610; Cover illustration for As You Like It, Robert Huston and WMU Graphic Design Center, 2010; Concert Champêtr, (Pastoral Concert), Titian, 1509. Middle row: Rose Window at Notre Dame, Paris, completed about 1225 CE; detail from Bayeux Tapestry, unknown artisans, probably commissioned about 1070 CD; Greek theatre at Epidauros, 4th century BCE. Bottom Row: Elizabeth I of England, the Armada Portrait, atributed to George Gower,1588; Elizabethan dress; Defeat of the Spanish Armada, 8 August 1588, Philipp Jakob Loutherbourg the Younger, 1796.
This post serves to reference three classes and the performance:
“From Buonarotti to the Bard,” with guest Prof. Tony Ellis, Feb. 17/18,
“All the World’s a Stage,” with guest Director Jim Daniels, Feb. 22/23;
“Visit to Shaw Theatre,” Feb. 24/25, and the performance of As You Like It, Thursday night, Feb. 25.
In these classes, we concentrated on the historical, literary, and artistic dimensions of the Renaissance and Shakespeare. Based on class and your previous experiences, what is your point of view on Shakespeare and his plays? What do you like most or least about his writings? What points made in class have resonated most with you? What more do you want to know about Shakespeare and his place in Renaissance art?
The show: Surprises? Discoveries? Favorite parts, actors, design elements? How does Shakespeare’s view of love compare to love today?