Course Code: 4XTT05C19
Start Date: 04/06/2020Day of the Week:
Length in weeks: 5
Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
The Tempest is Shakespeare’s last play. It sparkles with magic and shines with wonder. There is beauty and the beast, the ethereal and the grotesque and, of course, love. It is a play strong on redemption and self-knowledge. And, since it is generally regarded as Shakespeare’s farewell to the theatre, it also has a special poignancy. In addition to examining all these different aspects of the play, we will look at its relation to Shakespeare’s dramatic ouevre. Is it a summation of his work or does it hint at new territories to be explored? Finally, we need to place The Tempest in its historical moment, for it is based on an actual incident. Join me to find out more.