Power in Politics in Shakespeare's Plays
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In this class, we will look at uses and abuses of power in five Shakespearean plays: Macbeth, King Lear, Julius Caesar, Richard III, and Henry VIII. We will explore stories of ambition, unchecked tyranny with improper passing of political power from generation to generation, dictatorial power abuse, coercive power in action, inability of use of power suborned to moral questions, power ripped from its proper foundations, greed and envy motivating power abuse, and confrontation of political power to established clerical power in Shakespeare's time. We will study the five plays to identify sources and uses of power. Shakespeare's characters exist in the same mean grasping for authority that we will watch in the election year in 2024. We can learn from history, and especially from Shakespeare.

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Class Sections For Power in Politics in Shakespeare's Plays (OSHER 260)

Spring 2024 Section 1, Starting on: 03/26/2024

Date(s) Day Time Location
03/26/24 - 04/30/24 T 9:30 am -11:00 am UUCE 248
Tuition: $99.00      

Instructor: CHARLES BOYNTON

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