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Institute of Continuing Education


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Shakespeare’s tragedies look directly at the violence inherent in power. In this course we shall be looking at two violent kings, Lear and Macbeth, whose murderous impulses destroy themselves, their family and bring civil war to their countries. What drew Shakespeare time and again to this form of narrative? What draws us?


Course dates

09 Jul 2018 to 20 Jul 2018

Course duration

2 weeks

Apply by

25 Jun 2018



International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

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