What you will learn:
- Appreciate Shakespearean dramaturgy and language.
- Identify historical contexts that illuminate Shakespeare’s artistic choices.
- Explore the implications of different theatrical and performance interpretations.
- Why Shakespeare is important.
An exploration of the magnetic and ambivalent character of Shylock in William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. In the first act of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice , the Jewish moneylender Shylock proposes a “merry sport” to the merchant Antonio: he will lend Antonio the money he needs [...]
Explore acts of storytelling in Shakespeare's Othello alongside world-class artists who interpret Othello's story in new forms and contexts today. In this course, we'll read William Shakespeare’s Othello and discuss the play from a variety of perspectives. The goal of the course is not to cover everything that has [...]
Explore the haunting figure at the heart of one of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays. In the first act of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Ghost of the dead King of Denmark appears to his son, setting off a chain of events that culminates in the play’s notoriously bloody finale. [...]