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.

Sections

KLEA-FA19.01

Start Date

September 17, 2019

Time

10:30am

Location

CCAE

Cost

$230.00

Availability

2

8 Tuesdays, 10:30-11:45am. Begins Sep. 17

No class Oct. 1

Instructors: Susan Glassman

KLEA-FA19.02

Start Date

September 17, 2019

Time

2:00pm

Location

CCAE

Cost

$230.00

Availability

3

8 Tuesdays, 2-3:15pm. Begins Sep. 17

No class Oct. 1

Instructors: Susan Glassman

Instructor

Susan Glassman

Ph.D., English, University of Rhode Island

Susan Glassman received a master's degree from N.Y.U. and a Ph.D. from the University of Rhode Island, both in English. She taught English at the University of Massachusetts and was also the director of a peer tutoring program there. She also studied art history independently and was a docent at the Harvard University Art Museums for seventeen years, frequently guiding and teaching visitors of all ages.