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Shakespeare’s Histories

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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.
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Materials List
Required (any edition of the following):
Henry VI, Part One
Henry VI, Part Two
Henry VI, Part Three
Richard III
King John
Richard II
Henry IV, Part One
Henry IV, Part Two
Henry V 

CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.