Deepen your knowledge and appreciation of Shakespeare's tragedies with this in-person weekly class. We shall study Richard II, Hamlet, Othello and King Lear.
Richard II and Hamlet, though born to rule, are men of thought rather than action. Shakespeare explores the inner life of these tragic heroes placed in intolerable situations.
Othello and King Lear are men of action, unaccustomed to dealing with the complexities of personal relationships. Othello, a distinguished general, relies on the malevolent Iago to interpret and indeed create the disaster of his marriage. Lear divides his kingdom and his family by his literally insane misjudgements.
The political and the personal are interwoven to present complex, moving and dramatic crescendos into disaster.