A Shakespeare Seminar: King Lear *NEW*

Join us in reading King Lear, a drama about humankind and the exploration of the family and the nature of being. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom by giving bequests to two of his three daughters, egged on by their continual flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all. With its themes of power and authority, deception, kinship, and sanity, there is much to ponder. We will read and discuss the play at a leisurely pace, allowing us to consider characters, language, themes, and structure, as well as to examine some modern interpretations. Instructor: Susan Glassman For the first class, please read Act I, Scene 1 in The Modern Library Edition of King Lear, ISBN 978-0-8129-6911-5.