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ADEN 1339 Shakespeare's Tragedies (Fall: 4 )

Course Description

At the height of his creativity, Shakespeare wrote his Golden Tragedies, poignant revelations of humanity’s struggle between good and evil and search for moral order. We’ll explore these works from the philosophical, political, and moral context of the Elizabethan world, spotlighting Shakespeare’s artistry as a poetic dramatist. Whether you’re a novice or scholar of Shakespeare’s plays, you’ll discover new insights and meaning in our exploration of these great works: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth.

Instructor(s): Maureen R. MacDonald

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17