Shakespeare's Outsiders: Richard the Third, The Merchant of Venice, Othello (Maryland)

This course will cover three of Shakespeare’s plays that deal with protagonists who describe themselves, or are described, as outsiders: Richard, Duke of Gloucester (and subsequently king) in Richard the Third; Antonio the merchant and Shylock the Jewish moneylender in The Merchant of Venice, and the Moorish mercenary Othello in Othello. We will explore how outsider or alien status affects these characters’ self-definition, actions, and ability to function within societies that do not view them as full participants. How do the genres of the respective plays—history, comedy, and tragedy—in part determine our understanding of who these characters are and what they do?

Please note: this course requires membership in courses that are currently unavailable

Course:242EC1568A
Dates:May 29 - July 17, 2024
 W from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM, 7 sessions
Does Not Meet:Jun 19
Location:UNLV MAB2
Instructor:Alfred Drake
Fee: $0.00

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