Splash Biography

AVERY MITCHELL, Yale junior studying English and Art

Major: English and Art

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2023

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I grew up acting in a Shakespeare training program, and my love for Renaissance literature has guided my studies at Yale. I am also an avid painter, singer, and backpacker.

Past Classes

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A4543: Funny Shakespeare in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16, 2022)
What if we told you that Shakespeare isn't boring... he's hilarious! Learn about the Bard's work through a mix of video, music, pictures, and acting. By the end of this course, students will have a working knowledge of Shakespeare's life and work and a few Elizabethan one-liners up their sleeves.

A4577: What do Folktales Really Mean? in Splash Spring 2022 (Apr. 16, 2022)
Why is Pinocchio made out of wood? Why do rivers and trees represent life and death in major mythologies? Why can only true love's kiss awaken Sleeping Beauty? As we grow older, we tend to care less and less about the stories we heard as kids, but the truth is that these tales are rich with beautiful metaphors and complex meanings. This course will explain the detailed symbolism and narratives that make us love these simple tales by covering general analysis of folklore, mythology, and religion..