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Author: Jill Kimball

DAILY CAMERA: Calling all Bard lovers: CU Boulder to offer applied Shakespeare certificate

(Above: Cast members in CSF’s “Troilus and Cressida.” Photo by Jennifer M Koskinen.)

In Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” Tranio gives this advice to his master Lucentio, a young university student: “No profit grows where is no pleasure ta’en. In brief, sir, study what you most affect.”

The University of Colorado wants to give Bard buffs a chance to study what they most affect with a new nine-credit graduate certificate in applied Shakespeare.

Students who enroll in the program will take a three-credit, graduate-level Shakespeare survey course, either online or on campus, before coming to Boulder for two weeks during the Colorado Shakespeare Festival. There, they’ll earn the remaining six credits needed for the certificate through immersion in acting, directing, stage combat, study of Elizabethan culture and more.

After the two-week summer intensive, students will write a 15-to-20 page paper that’s relevant to their professional goals. For high school English teachers, for example, that paper might outline a teaching curriculum.

The certificate program, which requires participants to have a bachelor’s degree, is being offered through the Colorado Shakespeare Festival, the theatre and dance department and the English department. Campus officials hope it someday turns into a full-fledged master of arts degree.

Read the full article here.

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