Gayle Gibson's Summer 99 course was entitled "Shakespeare
And The Elizabethan World," a look at the Shakespeare's work
and the society he lived in. I guess you could have guessed that
from the title.
What'd we do? Watched bits of film adaptations, read extracts
from the plays and sonnets, traced the lineage of the English
monarchy, tried on mail shirts and pugnose bassinets, read the
map of Hell by Dante, heard the story of the eggs in the Etruscan
tomb (still one of my favourites), looked at a model of the Globe
Theatre, and debated the merits of Kenneth Branagh. And on and
Single greatest revelation: Marlon Brando was actually quite
good in "Julius Caesar". No mumbling, no whining.
Runner up: John Gielgud had hair!
"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?" Well what
do you think?