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Shakespearean Psychology and Tragic Form: Macbeth and King Lear
Many critics consider these two plays the summit of Shakespeare’s achievement. Drawing partly on the reading and viewing experiences of class members, we will discuss many aspects of the plays. How do they reflect cultural anxieties of English folk in 1606? How does Shakespeare utterly transform his source material into a compelling and archetypal plot, and its characters into universal figures? How does the psychological dimension of these plays engage us in a tragic experience that is both desolate and transcendent?
Robert Reid was the Henry Carter Stuart Professor of English at Emory & Henry College. He has published many articles on the works of Shakespeare and other Renaissance poets, and two books: Shakespeare’s Tragic Form: Spirit in the Wheel (Univ. of Delaware Press, 2000) and Renaissance Psychologies: Spenser and Shakespeare (Manchester Univ. Press, 2017).
|B101||Robert Reid||Apr 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21||Mo||10:00-11:30 a.m.||Homewood Suites||A|