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Re-Imagining Shakespearean Works in Opera

at The Newberry - Near North Side

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Near North Side, Downtown/Loop
60 W Walton St
Btwn N Clark & N Dearborn Streets
Chicago, Illinois 60610
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14

What you'll learn in this literature class:

Join experts from Chicago Opera Theater (COT), as well as musicologist Linda Austern, in a discussion, and sneak peek performance, of their 2016 production of The Fairy Queen, by Henry Purcell. 

This adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dreampremiered in 1692, creating an opera based on the masques from the original play. COT, in partnership with Culture Clash, has taken the adaptation one step further by re-imagining Purcell’s opera to explore and comment on the multicultural America we live in today. 

Opera aficionados and first-timers alike will learn something new about Shakespearean opera and classical music adaptation throughout history, and hear behind-the-scenes information on COT’s performance. To join us for this discussion and performance sneak peek, 

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Requests for refunds must be received in writing. To request a refund, email us at [email protected] The Seminars Office retains a 10% processing fee. For single- and two-session seminars, tuition (less the 10% processing fee) is refundable until one day before the seminar begins. For seminars meeting more than twice, tuition (less the 10% processing fee) is refundable until one day prior to the second class meeting; we cannot give a refund once the seminar has met a second time. Requests for refunds may be placed over the phone, but must be received in writing or via email before the class meets a second time.

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If the seminar fails to reach a minimum of seven registrations before the early registration deadline (one week before the first day of the term), the seminar will be canceled and all participants will be fully refunded. The instructor is required to teach the seminar if it reaches seven registrations prior to the early registration deadline. In some cases, a seminar may be offered with fewer than seven registrations at the option of the instructor.

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The Newberry

The Newberry is home to a world-class collection of books, manuscripts, maps, music, and other handmade and printed materials related to the history and culture of Western Europe and the Americas. The collections span many centuries and feature items such as illuminated medieval manuscripts, rare early...

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