CATEGORY: The Great Books

Shakespeare 201

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview

Shakespeare 201 

Instructor:  Mr. Eric Cummings
Phone:  708-954-7121

Course Description

For centuries Shakespeare has delighted audiences with his wit and wisdom.  For many, he’s the greatest poet the world has known and yet his identity is shrouded in speculation.  Why are his works such a mysterious admixture of both Christian and pagan allusions?  How could the Stratford man of such humble origins have written with so much insight about court life in London?  Far-fetched as it seems, the key to understanding the complex origins of America lies in the answer to those simple questions. 

Shakespeare’s works fall into three genres: comedy, tragedy, and history.  This course embarks on an in-depth analysis of one each: Henry V, Hamlet, and Taming of the Shrew. Students read the play itself and an insightful commentary from a Christian perspective by Peter Leithart, taken from his Brightest Heaven of Invention – A Christian Guide to Six Shakespeare Plays.

  • Tuition:    $275 Premier   OR   Tuition:     $25 Basic
  • Mode:      Synchronous            Mode:      Self-taught
  • Offered:   Fall                           Offered:    Fall or Spring
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