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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

This is a course for anyone who is interested in reading or watching Shakespeare's plays with greater understanding and enjoyment. Lectures and readings will provide students with the basic historical context needed to approach Shakespeare's works, as well as answering some of the most commonly asked questions about this most famous of all English writers. Emphasis will be placed throughout on looking attentively at the words Shakespeare wrote, and students will participate each week in closely reading significant samples of his poetic and dramatic writing. The course will culminate with a more detailed look at two great plays, The Merchant of Venice and Macbeth.


Course dates

03 Jan 2022 to 20 Feb 2022

Course duration

7 Weeks. This course is completed entirely online

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03 Jan 2022

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