5:45 – 7:45 pm
Shakespeare’s histories deal with fascinating problems: the nature of kingship, violent personal and political conflict, the use and misuse of power. While raising these profound issues, Shakespeare enriches the plays with a gallery of memorable characters, among them Richard II, Richard III, Henry IV, Prince Hal, Hotspur, and the unforgettable Sir John Falstaff. We will read the three parts of Henry VI, Richard III, King John, Richard II, parts one and two of Henry IV, and Henry V.
David Zesmer is Emeritus Professor of English at Illinois Institute of Technology.
Nine sessions, $200.
Required (any edition of the following):
Henry VI, Part One
Henry VI, Part Two
Henry VI, Part Three
Henry IV, Part One
Henry IV, Part Two
CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.