Offered through Continuing Education
Literature opens the door to new worlds and the experiences of others through the written word. Our literature courses explore experience through stories, poems, drama, plays, and the wonders of imagination.
Love and Violence: Major Themes in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”
Romeo and Juliet are coming to St. Louis this summer! For most people, their first
encounter with Shakespeare is with this iconic play of love and violence. This class
will explore how these two opposing themes play within the story, major story points,
and how your interpretation can change every time you encounter the play. We will
also discuss how these themes have shown up over the centuries via adaptation and
works inspired by the play. Join us to learn about the play before you catch the Shakespeare
Festival St. Louis’ free production of “Romeo & Juliet” in Shakespeare Glen, Forest
Park, which runs June 1-24 nightly, except Tuesdays. More details about the production
are available at sfstl.com.
LITR:701 | $19 | SR $14
S01 | Tu 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Melody Meiners
May 29 | FP - G Tower 117
Meet Me in St. Louis
The musical classic “Meet Me In St. Louis” returns to the St. Louis Muny this summer.
If you would like to know more about the history behind the story and time period,
join us for a short gathering where we will read excerpts of the story and learn about
the author, the time period and culture, and the transition of it to stage and screen.
Leave with a script/play of the show and a reading list of related topics.
LITR:701 | $25 | SR $22
S02 | Sa 10 a.m.-noon | Jacqueline Mink
July 28 | FV - C 104
At the time of registration, adults 60 years and older may enroll in select courses for the reduced fee shown as the "SR" price. Reduction will be calculated at check-out in the online system.