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Shakespeare’s late plays reflect on many political and social aspects of Renaissance England. This class will, of necessity, examine how matters of race and gender “play out” in Othello and in one of his last plays, The Winter’s Tale. We will also pay special attention to how differently Shakespeare depicts jealousy in each play.
Required Reading: Folger Library Edition of Othello and The Winter’s Tale; free online editions available at folger.edu
Helen Whall joined the faculty at The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA after finishing her Ph.D. at Yale University. There she taught Shakespeare and the Renaissance as well as modern drama, frequently writing on both subjects. Since retiring in 2017, Helen has offered several courses for WISE.
Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)Assumption University, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609