IN PRAISE OF SHAKESPEARE'S FOOLS (REMOTE)

Instructor(s)
Barbara Burgess-Van Aken
SAGES Fellow, Department of English, CWRU
Location
Online
Date
Tuesdays, January 10–31
Time
1–2:30 p.m. ET

The Renaissance concept of folly and foolery has philosophical and ironic resonance in Shakespeare’s plays, regardless of their genre. Although we will touch upon Shakespeare’s characterization of fools in a broad range of his plays, we will discuss four works in-depth:
Henry IV – Part 1, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well That Ends Well, and King Lear.


Read: The Folger Library editions of the plays, published by Simon and Schuster

Member of Lifelong Learning Cost
$70
Nonmember Cost
$85