The Academy of Lifelong Learning recognizes the 450th anniversary of the birth of The Bard with two March sessions of “A Salute to Shakespeare” scheduled on
- Thursday, March 6: This session will explore one of his often-performed Histories, Richard III. In the session, attendees will assess how Shakespeare presents Richard as physically impaired and devoid of any moral values. The play will be used to gain insight into how Shakespeare approached his other historical figures.
- Thursday, March 20: The final session will be devoted to a discussion of one of the Bard's popular Comedies, Much Ado About Nothing. This story of love and romance fully illustrates Shakespeare's insights on the emotions of young men and women, as well as his unique mastery of clever language.
The sessions will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Grand Cypress Room at The Woodlands at Shell Point. “A Salute to Shakespeare” will be taught by Ray Boyce, a Shell Point resident who studied Shakespeare at Oxford as a part of his ongoing passion for continuing education.
Both sessions are free; however, seating is limited and reservations are required. Please call 239-489-8472 for more information.
The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point is an educational initiative for the residents of the retirement community. The Academy provides approximately 90 classes each semester that encompass a well-rounded curriculum of educational opportunities for senior adults. The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Shell Point was named as one of 2008’s most innovative active aging programs by the International Council on Active Aging, an association that supports professionals who develop wellness/fitness facilities and services for age 50-plus adults.
Shell Point Retirement Community is located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road and McGregor Boulevard, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with a newly renovated 18-hole championship golf course, salons, restaurants, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point Retirement Community, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.
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