Courses / Literature / SHAKESPEARE

Coordinators: Roy Clary, James Brook, Sondra Lipton Sahlman

For the first part of the semester, the class will finish its study of The Tragedy of Macbeth. We will then begin an exploration of The Tragedy of King Lear which will be completed in the Spring of 2021. Both plays feature tyrants, but in quite different ways.  Macbeth is about ambition, guilt, and total moral decline.  King Lear focuses on how the central figure comes to understand his catastrophic misdeeds and seeks forgiveness.  The Folger Shakespeare Library edition is preferred for both plays.

A WEEK / WEDNESDAY / 10:30am to 12:00pm

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