Shakespeare on the Page and in Performance: Tragic Love

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Shakespeare on the Page and in Performance: Tragic Love

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This literature and theater course will study two of the most sublime and gut-wrenching plays in the English language: Othello and King Lear. We will try to understand the reasons for their centrality to literary history as well as their continuing power to mesmerize audiences in theatres and cinemas across the world.

As we explore the genius of the plays on the page, we will also study the lives of the plays in performance, from Shakespeare's own theatre to the stages and screens across the globe today. To help us further, actors will occasionally join our effort to demonstrate ways of bringing the text alive as living theatre.

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3 years, 2 months ago
Very good thought provoking lectures from the instructor. I learned a lot about the plays and saw how it's content applied to life. They had great video clips of different actors and scenes. There was clips of different cultures portrayal of the plays and their perspective on the characters. The discussion groups were moderated and had very good comments from the students. The content was understandable and it was a pleasure to take this class.
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