Course Description

Shakespeare: Four plays

Instructor: Wendy Buckingham
Dates: Thursdays, Feb 2-Apr 13
Time: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Location: Online via Zoom  


This class is designed for people who want to read more plays by the Bard and explore their beauty and depth. We will talk about techniques for reading Shakespearean language, as well as his life and conventions of the Elizabethan theater. We will then read a play about every three weeks: Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, and Othello. The class is in seminar format, emphasizing discussion, questions, and occasional reading aloud.
Pre-requisite: We will use Folger Library editions, published by Simon & Schuster.
Maximum online registrants: 50


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