Shakespeare's Leadership Lessons: Performance and Politics in the Pines
Three-credit course taking place from August 10 - August 16, 2020.
Conquer your fear of Shakespeare! Travel to Prescott, AZ to read, perform, and discuss Shakespeare’s oh-so-relevant lessons for 21st-century leadership through 3 classic plays over 7 days with 2 nationally-acclaimed leadership experts. This is boot camp the Bard’s way!
Read, perform, debate Shakespeare's lessons for 21st-century leadership through three plays over seven days. Study Henry V in preparation for a five-day faculty-student retreat where you will explore the Tragedy of Macbeth and The Tempest in the pines, on hiking trails and over meals in Prescott, Arizona. Return to Phoenix to be coached in a leadership lab, focusing on Henry V by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Ken Adelman and Dr. Carol Adelman of the Hudson Institute as part of their "Movers and Shakespeares" lecture.
The 2020 Shakespeare's Leadership Lessons course will take place from August 10 - August 16, 2020.
Pre-Fall 2020: August 10 - 16, 2020
Learn through actively experiencing Shakespeare
Final paper to be submitted two days after the seminar ends
- Bond with a cohort of SCETL students--ideal for first-year students!
- Students will register for the following course during the Spring registration period: CEL 394: Shakespeare's Leadership Lessons: Performance and Politics in the Pines (3 credits)*
The program fee is heavily subsidized for students enrolled in at least one CEL course in Fall 2020.
*Please note that this course counts towards your Fall semester load. If registering for this course will put you in a course-overload situation, you will need to speak with your academic advisor for an override.
"I am not someone who is incredibly literate when it comes to Shakespeare so I was initially opposed to it... I did it regardless and I'm so glad that I did! It was the best experience."
- Ariana A., CEL minor
To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button below. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.
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This off-campus leadership seminar provides students the opportunity to discover many leadership lessons in Shakespeare’s plays.
Students spend several days in northern Arizona before returning to Tempe to participate in a leadership class.
Students who complete the course will have the opportunity to earn three credits before the fall semester starts.
As part of the “Movers and Shakespeares” workshop, students perform scenes from “Henry V”.