1B14 Shakespeare’s Women

Tutor/Facilitator Helen Vorrath

Date: on/from Mon 18 Oct 2021 to end year
Frequency: Weekly
Class time: 5:00-6:30

Delivered ZOOM

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There are seven times as many roles for men as there are for women in Shakespeare’s plays. Of the total 981 characters, 826 are men while only 155 are women. But who can forget Lady Macbeth, Cleopatra, Rosalind, Cordelia, Portia, Viola, Juliet, Queen Margaret?

This course will look at the way Shakespeare portrays women: in the comedies the rebel daughters and the women operating alone in a man’s world, in the tragedies the women in power, or seeking power through sons and husbands, the victims, the wits, the wives and mothers, sisters and daughters and best friends.

TUTOR: Helen is an experienced teacher and tutor in her professional field (computers and IT), and is also a Shakespeare devotee with an English degree.