Shakespeare for Beginners and Experts, Part 1

GENINT 711.259

Osher (50+). In this first course of  the series on Shakespeare, we sift through five of Shakespeare's plays: As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, and Hamlet.

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William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest author of plays and poems in the English language. What is not widely recognized is that he wrote for two audiences: playgoers eager for diversion and entertainment, and the thoughtful "wiser sort" concerned with political, cultural, religious and social questions of the day. This course sifts through five of his plays for provocative ideas -- seditious, ungodly and rebellious -- that fired the imagination of the "wiser sort" in Shakespeare's time and now. The five plays to be read and discussed are: As You Like It, Julius Caesar, Twelfth Night, Antony and Cleopatra, and Hamlet

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