The Renaissance, Shakespeare and Macbeth
An insight into Shakespeare's tragedy of Macbeth and an understanding of the literary period
This course provides an insight into one of the most famous plays by Shakespeare.
It covers significant features of the play as a Renaissance work, including an understanding of Macbeth as a true Renaissance character.
This course offers a unique understanding of the historical setting and conditions surrounding Shakespeare as a playwright and Macbeth as a character.
- Passages from Shakespeare's Macbeth (especially Acts 1 and 2)
- 01 PowerPoint presentation
- 04 Documents (study questions)
- 01 Document (background genre info)
- 01 Assignment
Most of the content will be based on reading and individual work on various study questions. However, there will also be some visual material as well as an essay in order to connect all the points.
Students must have intermediate-level English skills as well as the ability to search for information online.
Who should take this course?
All students who are interested in literary history, classics as well as general human themes should join this course.
Students will gain an insight into some of the most significant elements of European history and literature - not to mention the pleasure of studying Shakespeare. Don't forget: Shakespeare has had a profound influence on the English spoken today.
As a learner of this course, you will expand your knowledge of important elements of the European heritage; very useful if you plan to study any of the Humanities discipline later on.
Language of instruction: English