Go deeper into the brilliance of the Bard with Joseph Pearce, author of three books on Shakespeare and editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions of each of the five Shakespeare’s plays which will be studied in this five-week course. Students will discover how Shakespeare’s greatest plays show us timeless and timely truths about the world in which we find ourselves. Going deeper into Shakespeare is going deeper into life! Each two-hour session will consist of a lecture by Joseph Pearce, followed by class discussion led by Leta Sundet. Plays covered include: Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, Macbeth, and King Lear.