Period 2, Session 1, Spring 2022

1.2.5 Deconstructing Macbeth

In reading Macbeth, we will try to get below the rich language of the play to understand not only the complexities of the theme of ambition and its consequences in the lives of Macbeth (a real Scottish Thane) and Lady Macbeth (a real Scottish Princess called Gruoch) but also to examine how the structure of the play contributes to its greatness. Traditionally, this play has been called “The Scottish Play” because many disasters have been associated with productions of the play. I don’t intend to tempt fate but…. Please purchase a copy of the Folger Edition of the play so we can all stay on the same page. DO NOT download the play to Kindle. It will make a mess of things. (You may want to see the new movie Macbeth with Denzel Washington, but you might want to wait until we finish the course.) NEW!

Course Dates:

Course time:
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM
Instructor: Alice Twombly

Course Type: Online