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Shakespearean Psychology and Tragic Form: Macbeth and King Lear

Many critics consider Macbeth and King Lear to be the summit of Shakespeare’s achievement. This course will focus on how they reflect the cultural anxieties of English folk in 1606, the enduring psychological appeal of the two plots and the tragic experience of their key characters. Note: This course does not meet on April 2nd.

Instructor Bio:

Robert Reid was H. C. Stuart Professor of English at Emory and Henry College. He has published many articles on the works on Shakespeare and other Renaissance poets and two books: Shakespeare’s Tragic Form: Spirit in the Wheel (2000) and Renaissance Psychologies: Spenser and Shakespeare (2017).

Recommended Reading:

Any good updated edition of the two plays (e.g., Arden, Oxford, Cambridge, Bevington, Norton; but the inexpensive Signet edition, with selected critical essays, is a great bargain. 

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
A202 Robert Reid March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9, 16 Tu 10:00-11:30 am Homewood Suites A

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