Course Description

Shakespeare's Women: The History Plays | Read and discuss Shakespeare's history plays recounting the turbulent saga of the English crown from Richard II to Richard III. Explore the roles of women in each play in their dramatic and historical contexts. $33 includes $32 fee.

Learner Outcomes

Describe the unique roles of women in each play; Analyze the ways in which women affect and are affected by the dramatic action; Compare Shakespeare’s portrayal of women with historical evidence; Explore how the action and attitudes of the women characters reflect or refute male society in Shakespeare’s time as contrasted with the era portrayed in the play; Examine Shakespeare’s historical accuracy.
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