"Shakespeare: from Page to Performance” (Summer 2017)

In conjunction with the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane, we’re offering a unique 5-week intensive study of Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew and The Tempest. Two courses will work in tandem: one course will engage students in understanding the plays through performance; the other through textual and historical study of the plays. Learn about the relationship between Shakespeare's play and the anonymous Taming of A Shrew; get a behind the scenes look at The Tempest


Dates: May 15-June 16, 2017

Credit hours:

ENLS 4475: Topics in Shakespeare Studies, “Shrews & Tempests
In this course we will read not only Taming of the Shrew, but also the anonymous Taming of A Shrew on which Shakespeare’s play is partly based; Fletcher’s The Tamer Tamed, a feminist sequel to Shakespeare’s play; 16th century pamphlets debating shrewishness and gender more broadly; and The Tempest with various colonial and post-colonial appropriations of that play. We’ll look at print history, the conditions of the Renaissance stage, historical contexts, and more. Assignments include three short papers and two take home exams. M-TH, 9:00 AM-11:00 AM. Taught by Dr. Scott Oldenberg.

THEA 4475: Exploring Shakespeare Through Performance
Students will explore Williams Shakespeare’s work through the art of performance. Students will participate in exercises and discussions regarding acting, original staging practices, and text analysis. Students will also perform scenes and monologues, as well as observe and discuss live rehearsals and performances conducted by the New Orleans Shakespeare Festival at Tulane. M-TH, 12:00-2:00 PM. Taught by Chaney Tullos

Cost: $4,800

Application information: Application Deadline: NA; registration is on a first come basis


Contact:  Program Coordinator Kendre Paige


Tulane University, School of Liberal Arts, 102 Newcomb Hall, New Orleans, LA  70118, (504) 865-5225,