OSHR 1429 - Reinventing Romeo: A New Twist on an Old Tale

  • Noncredit
  • Fort Collins

This course is offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Colorado State University. You must be a member of Osher to enroll in this course.

The story never gets old; soul mates love each other more than anything but just can’t seem to make it work (but will often die trying). Even William Shakespeare knew this story was guaranteed to succeed, which is why we keep telling it over and over again, just in new ways.

In this course, we will discuss the characters, the stories, the language and the adaptations of Shakespeare's most famous love story: Romeo and Juliet. Not only will the class discuss film adaptations, but we will also be attending Openstage Theatre’s production of Romeo and Juliet at the Lincoln Center, which will be set in Missouri around the Civil War Era.

This class will encourage debate and discussion about why this story is considered to be so timeless and universal.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.