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Shakespeare with Leo Schaff - The Winter’s Tale

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Upper East Side, Manhattan
1395 Lexington Ave
At 92nd St
New York, New York 10128
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Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Leo Schaff

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What you'll learn in this literature class:

Join charismatic actor and teacher Leo Schaff as he breathes life into Shakespeare’s words, acting out portions of the play and offering illuminating insights into the Bard’s language, plot lines, historical context and eternal relevance, all with a generous sense of humor.

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows:

Cancellations made 3 or more days in advance will receive a full credit for a rescheduled date with this provider   


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92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:

  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.

All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.

To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.


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Reviews of Classes at 92nd Street Y (764)

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Shakespeare with Leo Schaff - The Winter’s Tale
Reviewed by Anthony S. on 2/14/2019
Leo does a great job in explaining the play,highlighting the important parts and making the play exciting.
Shakespeare with Leo Schaff - The Winter’s Tale
Reviewed by Anthony S. on 11/8/2018
Excellent coverage of the play and personally very engaging.
Shakespeare with Leo Schaff - The Winter’s Tale
Reviewed by Anthony S. on 7/19/2018
Well researched and very well presented. Just enough back tracking to explain the text. Sufficient "acting" voices to handle the text.

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