Beginner Italian – Now Offered in partnership with I AM Books!


  • Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Instructor: Matteo Roncari
Location: I Am Books, 189 North Street, North End
Cost: $350 / 8 weeks

Tel: 857-263-7665

Description: If you want to learn Italian starting from scratch, these are the courses for you. Grammar, pronunciation, and simple conversation.

Adult Educational Workshops

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led by Doug Bowen-Flynn

Do you like Shakespeare, but sometimes wish you had a viewing guide? Want to understand the play better as you watch it, and to join fellow adults for a fun evening of catered snacks and Shakespearean insight? Join NEMPAC for its ongoing lecture series on Shakespearean plays being performed in Boston! You will enjoy refreshments and camraderie with fellow theatre goers while Board member Doug Bowen-Flynn provides insights on some of Shakespeare’s finest plays that are soon to be performed in Boston.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, May 15th 2017, 5:30PM: “The course of true love never did run smooth.” Dashed expectations force flummoxed lovers into the mystical wilderness where enchantment and confusion await, all for our gleeful benefit. “Let me play the lion too. I will roar that I will do any man’s heart good to hear me.” – Actors Shakespeare Project. Come learn about the upcoming production, as we make parallels between the historical context of the play and Shakespeare’s own personal history with the twists and turns of romance. 

Richard II, March 6th 2016, 3PM: What does it mean to be a king? Does a bad monarch still retain the right to rule? Who is entitled to dethrone him? What are the consequences to the people? What are the long-term implications of misrule and political upheaval? All of these issues, as relevant today as they were four hundred years ago, Shakespeare explores in this history—the first in the Plantagenet series that tracks the course of British monarchy from Richard II through the end of the Hundred Years War, the War of the Roses, and the reign of Richard III. Actor’s Shakespeare Project will be performing the show from February 17-March 13.
Enrollment Fee: $30. Registration Deadline, Monday Feb 15th 2016.

The Winter’s Tale, November 29, 2015, 3PM: In a perfect tale of winter loss and spring redemption, Shakespeare weaves elements of his own life into a tragic, endearing, and poignant story of our human foibles, the choices we make, and their life-altering consequences. Actor’s Shakespeare Project will be performing the show from Dec. 10-Jan. 3. Enrollment Fee: $30. Registration Deadline, Monday Nov 23rd 2015.


Doug brought Shakespeare to life for me! Having the historical context made a big difference to my understanding of the language, which I can find mysterious. Doug’s love of Shakespeare makes me want to give it another try – my last real exposure to Shakespeare was 25 years ago. 
Bethany Daily, audience member from 50 Shades of Shakespeare Event in May 2015.

Doug put on a hilarious, interactive show featuring Shakespeare and exploring his more *ahem* personal themes. He touched on bits of history and motivation  that informed both seasoned and newbie Shakespeare fans. I look forward to having another drink with Doug and going deeper into the bawdy Bard.
-Jennifer McGivern, member and supporter of NEMPAC

Doug makes Shakespeare so much fun to hear, see and learn.
-Andrea Waldstein, NEMPAC Board Member and Arthur Waldstein, supporter and friend of NEMPAC