Shakespeare's plays: applying them to our lives today

For over four centuries, Shakespeare's plays have been esteemed for the lessons that they contain about human nature.  Readers have turned to the Shakespearean canon for wisdom and inspiration to understand and discuss personal and societal challenges.  The six sessions of the course will each focus on one play and its relevance to life today: (1) Macbeth and ambition (2) Titus Andronicus, governance and corruption (3) Othello, insecurity and manipulation (4) Anthony and Cleopatra and love (5) Hamlet, individualism and the power of art (6) Timon of Athens, money and credit.  We will explore each theme through key Shakespearean excerpts, as well as modern theatrical and cinematic adaptations.  The course will focus on the relevance and applications of the study of Shakespeare to fostering a self-aware and socially responsible life.

Instructor

Gefen Bar-On Santor is a part-time Professor of English at the University of Ottawa.  She has taught courses from the medieval period to the eighteenth century, as well as technical writing and literature and science.  Her research and publication focus is the reception of Shakespeare in eighteenth-century Britain and literature and science.

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For over four centuries, Shakespeare's plays have been esteemed for the lessons that they contain about human nature.  Readers have turned to the Shakespearean canon for wisdom and inspiration to understand and discuss personal and societal challenges.  The six sessions of the course will each focus on one play and its relevance to life today: (1) Macbeth and ambition (2) Titus Andronicus, governance and corruption (3) Othello, insecurity and manipulation (4) Anthony and Cleopatra and love (5) Hamlet, individualism and the power of art (6) Timon of Athens, money and credit.  We will explore each theme through key Shakespearean excerpts, as well as modern theatrical and cinematic adaptations.  The course will focus on the relevance and applications of the study of Shakespeare to fostering a self-aware and socially responsible life.

Instructor

Gefen Bar-On Santor is a part-time Professor of English at the University of Ottawa.  She has taught courses from the medieval period to the eighteenth century, as well as technical writing and literature and science.  Her research and publication focus is the reception of Shakespeare in eighteenth-century Britain and literature and science.

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Shakespeare's plays: applying them to our lives today

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February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3, 2017
19:00 - 21:00
$100.00
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