There are some interesting opportunities for the students in my Composition class this fall. (I’m teaching Comp II, where we read and write about fiction, poetry, and drama.) First, the American Shakespeare Center in Staunton is performing Othello in repertory until early December. In previous semesters I’ve taught Hamlet in this class, but the textbook has changed and it now includes Othello, so I’ll be encouraging the students to see the show. (Which I’ve already seen once and plan to see at least one more time.)
And then it turns out that the one woman show by Pam Chabora–Emily Dickinson, The Belle of Amherst–will be coming to the college on November 12. We’re reading Dickinson in the class, of course, so this will be a great opportunity for the students to find out more about her. For information about tickets, see: Belle of Amherst at BRCC.