March 7, 2013

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For those who might describe their experience with Shakespeare as “Bad About the Bard,” the six-week class “Shakespeare for the Elizabethan Impaired” might be just your cup of tea—literally, because Janis Hashe will teach the class at the English Rose Tea Room, beginning March 12 and running through April 16. Plays covered will include “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.

Hashe created the class 14 years ago and has successfully 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 and others.

“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,” Hashe says, 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.”

Pre-registration is required and enrollment is limited to 15 students per class. To register and for more information, contact Hashe at (423) 622-2862.

Shakespeare for the Elizabethan Impaired • March 12-April 16 • The English Rose Tea Room • 1401 Market St. • (423) 622-2862 •

March 7, 2013

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