This course will dip into some of William Shakespeare’s superb verses and characters which appear throughout his many plays and sonnets. Shakespeare was the poet of love, the natural world, and the human condition. Through selected readings and excerpts of scenes from his plays, the class will focus on themes of love and loss.
The class will read and discuss these pieces with a view to developing a deeper understanding of their context and interpretation. This course will suit members who have participated in earlier classes on Shakespeare or who have had previous experience reading Shakespeare. Participants will need to bring a preparedness to read dramatic text in class and involve oneself in discussions. Relevant handouts will be provided in class.