Acadia Senior College

Course offerings

Shakespeare: Fun and Adventures with Prince Hal and Falstaff

Ann Caswell

Site: Clark Room, Southwest Harbor Public Library, 338 Main Street, Southwest Harbor.
Description
Hal: A young prince who avoids his duties because he would prefer to hang out in a tavern with his buddies, petty criminals who enjoy their ale. King Henry IV: A disappointed father who needs his son's support as his crown is threatened. Falstaff: A chubby, jovial old knight who likes pranks and puns. Hotspur: A young nobleman who is out to topple the king and restore his family's honor. We will read and discuss one of Shakespeare's greatest history plays and watch some performances on film.
About the instructor

Ann Caswell is a NH native who taught English literature and writing in Philadelphia Public Schools for thirty years. She has a degree in English from Connecticut College and has done graduate work at UC Berkeley and Arcadia University. Active on the ASC Board and several committees, she has previously taught ACS courses on Nature Writing and "Othello."

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