Shakespeare for Everyone to Enjoy:

Shakespeare has been tried and tested throughout the ages and stood resilient. Most play writers throughout the ages are unknown, yet all of Western culture knows Shakespeare.  Why is this?  The main reason is that Shakespeare's plays are full of truths to which all men can relate. Shakespeare's plays are written from a Christian worldview, full of biblical principles.  Truths that come from God's word will not change because God does not change.  Shakespeare captures man’s sin nature (depravity) and Christ's redemptive grace (salvation) in a way which has connected with countless audiences.


 Pastor Tom Brown is the son of a Shakespearean lecturer and author of the book Shakespeare for Everyone to Enjoy, by David R. Brown. He was raised on Shakespeare; seeing every Shakespearean play on the professional stage countless of times since he was 5 years old.  To keep his son interested in these plays which have language that is hard to understand, Pastor Tom's father would teach him the Biblical principles that are in the in the play they were about to see and challenge him to find these important truths in each performance.  Classes will emphasize the Biblical morals illustrated in the plays of Shakespeare.   Come and see why Shakespeare is for everyone to enjoy!

Pastor Tom will teach a 10- week class for grades 4 -12 called:  "Shakespeare for Everyone to Enjoy: Merchant of Venice" on Fridays from 1:00-1:50pm at Eagle's Nest.  Classes begin Feb. 5, 2016 and go to the end of April.

Call (925) 415-3250, or send an email to to sign up for this class.

Fees for this class are as follows:

Those taking the class for credit:

  • Older Class:  $200
  • Younger Class:   $120

If you have other children taking the class that are in the same family then there will be a decreased fee for the others as follows:

  • Older children $150, $100, $50  
  • Younger children  $50, $35, $25


Students taking the class for credit will have full access to the teacher.  They may ask questions, call, e-mail…etc.

Those who wish to audit the class.  The fee is $20 per person.  These students may not ask any questions or access the teacher in any way.