Course Schedule – Fall 2024 / Old Courses / SHAKESPEARE: CYMBELINE

Coordinators: Roy Clary, Jim Brook, Ellie Schaffer

The class will read aloud and discuss Cymbeline, among the last of Shakespeare’s plays.

Written in 1609, Cymbeline is among the last of Shakespeare’s works. Its genre is perhaps best summed up by Polonius’s description in Hamlet: tragical-comical-historical-pastoral.” It operates in the magical realm of romance with themes of reconciliation, restoration, and forgiveness. It is crammed with incidents and characters, and includes such theatrical effects as the entry of Jupiter upon an eagle, hurling a thunderbolt. All in all, a strange and wonderful play.

The Folger Library Edition is the preferred text.

A WEEK / WEDNESDAY / 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

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