Serious Clowning | Newberry

Serious Clowning

Friday, January 30, 2015

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

Dr. Bradley Greenburg, Northeastern Illinois University
Wait list only
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

Shakespeare created two kinds of comic characters: the clown and the fool. In this seminar we will explore the way his drama uses these comic creations for serious purposes. From A Midsummer Night’s Dream to Twelfth Night, from 1 Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 to Hamlet, humor and its instrument, wit, serve as tactics for exploring the deepest issues in these plays. Through selected readings from the above-mentioned works as well as secondary materials we will try to open new perspectives on these familiar characters for use in the classroom.

Cost and Registration Information 

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