Shakespeare's Roman Plays


Shakespeare’s Roman Plays



Shakespeare’s Roman Plays: A Mini-class by Thomas Banks

Shakespeare’s three great Roman tragedies remain definitive representations of political power, tyranny, anarchy, unrestrained passion, and the corruptibility of men. Join classicist Thomas Banks this October for his three-session short class on Shakespeare’s Romans; enjoy the supreme excellence of Shakespeare’s dramatic verse; discover the historical basis of the three plays in the writings of Plutarch; and enter into the world of Coriolanus, Caesar, Brutus, Antony and Cleopatra. 

“What’s brave, what’s noble,

Let’s do it after the high Roman fashion,

And make Death proud to take us.”

-Antony and Cleopatra, Act IV.15-

Cost: $45  Live or Later

Instructor: Classicist Thomas Banks

Class 1: Coriolanus (October 5th, 4:30-6PM, EST)

Class 2: Julius Caesar (October 12th, 4:30-6PM, EST)

Class 3: Antony and Cleopatra (October 19th, 4:30-6PM, EST)

All classes are recorded and available to students to watch at their own pace.

Note: The class will be conducted using Canvas as our virtual classroom, which includes a discussion forum. Before class begins, you will receive a link to enroll in Canvas. Click the link to login to the virtual classroom, which will have everything you need for the course.


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