This will be a five-session program on how to understand Shakespeare's plays. We will start our discussion with Act 1 of Shakespeare’s tragedy Antony and Cleopatra. Then in the following four weeks we will discuss the play one act at a time. This program will allow the participants to put the play in a variety of contexts, such as its relationship to his other works and to the modern existential world. Tom Bulger, Shakespeare Scholar and retired professor from Siena College will lead this workshop.