Shakespeare For The Elizabethan Impaired Offered At The English Rose

Monday, February 25, 2013
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Janis Hashe will teach a six-week class “Shakespeare for the Elizabethan Impaired” at the English Rose Tea Room, beginning March 12 and running through April 16. Plays covered will be A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Richard III, with two class sessions spent on each play. As with the just completed “Oscar Wilde: Nothing Except My Genius,” students can sign up for the whole series, or for individual classes.

Ms. Hashe created the class 14 years ago and has taught it through colleges and at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre. She is the producing director of Shakespeare Chattanooga, which has presented The Othello Project and Twelfth Night at the CTC, the original compilation, Songs, Sonnets and Soliloquies from Shakespeare in Renaissance Park, Much Ado About Nothing with the First Baptist Church, The Merchant of Venice at the Jewish Cultural Center and which will present All’s Well That Ends Well with the Grace Players this August. 

“When people find out how involved I am with Shakespeare, the response often is, ‘Oh, I never understood that in school,’ or ‘I couldn’t stand Shakespeare,’” Ms. Hashe says. “So I designed the class for people who didn’t like his work when they were introduced to it, but now would like to find out what all the fuss is about.”  But, she notes, “I usually have quite a few people who do love Shakespeare and just enjoy the opportunity of reading and discussing his work.” 

This time, in particular, people may enjoy talking about the recent discovery of the skeleton believed to be that of Richard III.

Shakespeare for the Elizabethan Impaired will be from 6:30-8 p.m. at the English Rose Tea Room, 1401 Market St., Tuesdays, March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9 and 16.

Cost for all the classes is $175 and includes tea/desserts each class. Individual classes are $35.

The topics covered are:

March 11: Shakespeare The Man: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Part 1

March 19: Rough Magic: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Part 2

March 26: How Many Hamlets?: Hamlet, Part 1

April 2: Good Night, Sweet Prince: Hamlet, Part 2

April 9: Black As He’s Painted—Not: Richard III, Part 1

April 16: My Kingdom For a Horse: Richard III, Part 2

Pre-registration is required.  There is a maximum of 15 students. To register and for more information, contact Janis Hashe at 622-2862 or jhashe@epbfi.com.


Chickamauga And Chattanooga National Military Park To Host Historical Moccasin Bend Hike

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park invites the public to participate in a 90-minute historical hike to the Union defenses along Stringer’s Ridge at Moccasin Bend National Archeological District on Saturday, March 14 at 2 pm. Participants should  take the Manufacturer’s Road exit off Highway 27 and drive west, following the “Special Event” signs to the South ... (click for more)

New Animals At The Chattanooga Zoo

The Chattanooga Zoo announced the birth of two fennec fox kits at the Zoo’s Wild at Heart event on Friday, Feb, 13. Event guests were the first to hear the great news and catch a glimpse of the newest additions to the Zoo. Zoo residents, Barkley and Sophie, are proud new parents to two adorable fennec fox kits; one male and one female. The kits were born at the Zoo on Jan. 23, ... (click for more)

1 Arrested, 1 Sought In Shooting On Rawlings Street

One man is in custody and another is being sought in the shooting of a man in the 2000 block of Rawlings Street on Sunday morning. The Chattanooga Police Department responded to a local hospital on reports of a man suffering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound he received during a verbal altercation with two other individuals. Police said 29-year-old Kenneth Dixon ... (click for more)

Woman Stabbed By Husband In Dalton Dies From Her Wounds

A woman who Dalton Police say was stabbed Thursday by her husband has died of her injuries.   Glenda Dyer had been transported to Hamilton Medical Center. She initially was listed in stable condition.   The incident happened at the couple's home at 1603 Elaine Way.   Police said a murder charge will be added to the counts already facing ... (click for more)

Net Neutrality: The Beginning Of The End Or Just A New Beginning?

“The Internet is simply too important to be left without rules and without a referee on the field,” says Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, “Today’s order is more powerful and more expansive than any previously suggested.”  The FCC’s vote for so-called Net Neutrality purports to allow the agency to regulate the Internet as a public utility.  ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: My Garden On March 1

As I try to do at the beginning of each month, I stroll through my garden to see the good and the bad. This morning there is still a solid covering of snow but, as usual, there is still a lot to see. March is historically known for “coming in like a lion and leaving like a lamb” so let’s see who gets what: A LAMB to the fact 90-year-old Floyd Hartwig of Easton, Calif., and his ... (click for more)