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C7. Shakespeare’s Fathers and Daughters: King Lear and The Tempest (Vaughan) (Tuesday)

  • 02/06/2018
  • 03/06/2018
  • 5 sessions
  • 02/06/2018, 2:45 PM 4:15 PM (EST)
  • 02/13/2018, 2:45 PM 4:15 PM (EST)
  • 02/20/2018, 2:45 PM 4:15 PM (EST)
  • 02/27/2018, 2:45 PM 4:15 PM (EST)
  • 03/06/2018, 2:45 PM 4:15 PM (EST)
  • Kennedy Building Room 119
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This course will place King Lear and his daughter Cordelia, and Prospero and his daughter Miranda within the context of early modern English views of the family and the gendered roles that men and women were expected to assume during that period.  There will be three sessions on King Lear and two on The Tempest.  The focus will be on the father-daughter relationship, but we will discuss other aspects of the plays as well. GROUP LEADER: Virginia Mason Vaughan taught Shakespeare at the introductory and advanced levels at Clark University from 1976 to 2014.  She has published books on Shakespeare and served as an “expert Shakespeare commentator” for Julie Taymor’s DVD of The Tempest.REQUIRED BOOK:  The Folger Shakespeare editions; ed. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine; also recommended: the Third Arden series: R.A. Foakes, editor of King Lear (1997) and Virginia Mason Vaughan and Alden T. Vaughan, eds., The Tempest (rev. ed. 2011)

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