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Institute of Continuing Education


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From first to last, Shakespeare wrote plays about kings. Their tyranny, their arrogance, their downfalls excited his imagination. We will look at two angry kings, Lear and Prospero, examining their relationship with family and entourage, their doomed rulership, asking ourselves what drew Shakespeare again and again to create these overbearing, turbulent figures?


Course dates

10 Jul 2017 to 21 Jul 2017

Course duration

2 week(s)

Apply by

26 Jun 2017

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

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