session 9

Macbeth: "If chance will have me king, why chance may crown me, without my stir."

Mondays, March 27; April 3, 10, 17
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Parkview Church
15 Foster Road, Iowa City
Registration Deadline: March 20
Class Limit: 120

Though Macbeth is one of the most familiar of Shakespeare's major tragedies, it is also full of questions that still engage us. To what extent does Macbeth choose his actions? Or is he pushed into them by his wife? Or "fated" to act as the witches suggest? How much power do the witches really have? Does the audience see Macbeth primarily as a murderer—or, if not, how does Shakespeare get us into the mind of this man?

INSTRUCTOR: Miriam Gilbert, professor emerita of English, has taught Shakespeare at the University of Iowa since 1969. She regularly spends time in her second home (in Stratford-upon-Avon), gathering more theatrical experiences.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact us at 319-335-3294 or 800-469-2586.

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