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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Shakespeare and the Renaissance Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

The characters in Shakespeare’s great tragedy struggle with questions of great existential import: is there an order and purpose to the world? Are human beings part of a greater order of things or rather only motivated by ruthless self-interest? At the time Shakespeare wrote King Lear, these questions, as well as the answers traditionally provided to them, had become burning issues. This course will explore the play in the light of these larger themes.


Course dates

12 Aug 2019 to 16 Aug 2019

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

22 Jul 2019

Course director

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

Qualifications / Credits


Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code