IMPORTANT DATES

Spring 2024

  • Term Dates: Mar. 25–May 10
  • Deadline for Course Proposals: Dec. 8, 4 p.m.
  • Course Guide on website: week of Jan. 29
  • Course Guide in homes: week of Feb. 5
  • Course Requests: Feb. 5–19, 4pm
  • Allocation: Feb. 20-22
  • Additional Registration begins: Feb. 23, 3pm

Summer 2024

  • Term Dates: June 3–28
  • Deadline for Course Proposals: Mar. 1, 4pm
  • Course Guide on website: Apr. 19
  • Course Guide in homes: week of Apr. 22
  • Course Requests: Apr. 22-May 6, 4pm
  • Allocation: May 7-9
  • Additional Registration begins: May 10, 3pm

Fall 2024

  • Term Dates: Oct. 7–Nov.22
  • More info coming soon

Winter 2024

  • Term Dates: Jan. 20–Mar. 7
  • More info coming soon
Sign In  |  View Cart  |    |  Help  |  
Print Course Info
E-mail to a friend
View Course Catalog

Courses and Membership > Arts

10771 OLLI SCHOLAR Everybody but Shakespeare   

Revenge plots, scorned fathers, cross-dressing lovers––It sounds like Shakespeare, but not quite. In this course, we’ll study the greatest playwrights of the Renaissance stage … just not Shakespeare. We’ll read Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy (an inspiration for Hamlet), Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta (a rival to The Merchant of Venice), and Thomas Dekker’s Roaring Girl (a variation of Twelfth Night). Learn about the playwrights that inspired, challenged and emulated Shakespeare, and answer for yourself: was Shakespeare really the best?
 

 

 

Some Title



© Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
Twin Cities Campus: Maps & Directions    Parking & Transportation

Contact U of M    Privacy    Directories