Course Code: 4ST05C21
Start Date: 28/04/2022Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 5
The soliloquy is a vital dramatic device in Shakespeare’s drama and nowhere is it used to greater effect than in the tragedies. This five week course will look at some of the greatest speeches in literature, exploring their language, their revelation of character and their place in the play itself. We will watch some of the finest actors performing the soliloquies and look at these differing interpretations. We will cover ‘King Lear, ‘Macbeth’, ‘Othello’, ‘Hamlet’ and ‘Antony and Cleopatra’, taking a different play each week.