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Course Code etc
Academic Year 2023
College Graduate School of Arts
Course Code JB151
Theme・Subtitle 初期近代の悲劇に描かれた女性像(1)--『リア王』を読む
Class Format Face to face (all classes are face-to-face)
Campus Ikebukuro
Semester Spring Semester
DayPeriod・Room Tue.5・9301
Credit 2
Course Number EAL6313
Language Others
Notes 後期課程用科目コード:PB303
Text Code JB151

【Course Objectives】

 The objective of this course is to develop advanced English language skills in reading and understanding early modern English through a close reading of William Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear, to acquire a thorough knowledge of Renaissance English drama, and to cultivate the ability to discuss the representation of women in early modern English tragedies from a critical perspective.

【Course Contents】

 Although King Lear is based on the tales and records of Lear (Lier), a king of ancient Britain, many of the central elements of the play, such as the murder of Cordelia after the defeat of the French army that came to her rescue Lear, were modifications by Shakespeare, and we can see in them how women were represented in early modern English theatre.
 In this class, we will read the text of King Lear closely in a seminar style based on presentations by each student in turn and discussion by all students, in order to deepen our overall understanding of the play's interrelated themes of patriarchy, women, and inheritance of the day.

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