William Shakespeare, King Lear

with Michael Shurgot

Class Description

We will discuss Shakespeare’s majestic tragedy from three major critical perspectives: Stephen Greenblatt’s Tyrant: Shakespeare on Politics; Stanley Cavell’s Disowning Knowledge in Six Plays of Shakespeare; and Robert G. Hunter’s brilliant book Shakespeare and the Nature of God’s Judgment. As several pages from these books will be distributed to the class, please pay $5.00 to LLC as a copy fee early in the winter term. For the first class, please have read all of act one, scene one. Text: Any critical edition of King Lear will suffice, including the Oxford, Cambridge, Arden, Signet, Norton, Folger Library and Penguin paperbacks, as well as any collection of the plays such as the Riverside or Bevington. Local bookstores have used copies of the play, especially Magus Books in the U. District. In Person: Room B2 Tuesday: 11:30am - 1:00pm Class Limit: 16

  • Starts Jan 11, 2022
  • 40 US dollars
  • In Person: Room B2

Class Schedule

Cancellation Policy

Class fees will be refunded 100% if an instructor cancels class or a student drops a class before the start date.

Contact Details



3841 NE 123rd St, Seattle, WA, USA