Know the Show Before You Go: Shakespeare’s Cymbeline

Taught by Doug Liechty Caskey

Class begins 3/25/2020, ends 4/1/2020

March 23, 25 | 2-3:30 p.m.
March 30 | 2-3:30 p.m.
Goshen College Umble Center

April 1 | 7:30-10 p.m.
Goshen College Umble Center
(A midweek performance of the full play)

Doug Liechty Caskey, Goshen College Professor of Theater, will guide us in learning about the playwright, people, plot and production team with this look behind the scenes at GC Theater Department’s spring mainstage Cymbeline by William Shakespeare, directed by guest artist Michelle Milne (MFA). In this romantic and humorous tale of love, betrayal and mistaken identity, Shakespeare pulls from a stockpile of his famous tropes and devices.

Cymbeline follows loyal Imogen as she takes fate into her own hands to reunite with the man who betrayed her. Characters include a scheming queen, a devoted servant, a hotheaded fool, a jealous husband, a lying lecher and the almighty Zeus to name a few. We will examine the themes of gender and stereotypes in
this classic work of theater.