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CORE 002 SC - Shakespeare's Tragedies Then and Now


The common wisdom that Shakespeare is inaccessible and obsolete misses something. We'll study his tragedies to add historical perspective to themes introduced in Core 1 and to think about his relevance in our time. We'll consider how his old plays script ideas and questions that we live with in a present tense, such as Hamlet's concept of the tragic complex self, Othello's treatment of race relations and power, Macbeth's raw account of political terror and psychological trauma, and Lear's astonishing, anguished vision of relentless cruelty, abjection, and suffering. Secondary readings will be drawn from literary criticism, history, psychology, and philosophy.

Course Credit: 1.0


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