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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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This course is part of the Summer Programme 2022.

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.

King Lear will be explored – one act per day – through the great questions it gives rise to, ethical, philosophical and aesthetic. The problems centre on the death of Cordelia: is it random or inevitable?

There are two distinct texts of King Lear, the Quarto of 1608 and the posthumously published Folio version of 1623. We shall be using the Folio version, but students will need to be familiar with both texts, which will be compared on the course. 


Course dates

31 Jul 2022 to 06 Aug 2022

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

26 Jun 2022

Course director

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


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code