February 16 | The Remorseless Working of Things II: King Lear and Macbeth
Shakespeare’s greatest plays bring us face to face with the tragic and with ourselves. They prompt questions we’ve all asked and have spent a lifetime answering. Is the person you think you are the person you are? What is the cost of self-knowledge, and is it worth the price? If we are what we do, then why and how are we responsible when we know not what we do? Get a glimpse of what to expect in this Zoom conversation with leader Gary Schoepfel:
In Part 2 of this seminar, we’ll read King Lear and Macbeth. See below for details on Part 1. You can do Part 1, Part 2, or both.
When: Four weekly sessions on Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m. Eastern, starting February 16, 2022
Duration: 2 hours per session
Cost: C$250 plus 13% HST (approx. US$195 plus 13% HST)
Group Size: 12-participant limit
How: We meet on Zoom; you will receive joining instructions approx. 3 weeks before the seminar start date. Our Zoom seminars are password-protected and are never recorded. See full conditions at the bottom of this page.
All seminar payments are nonrefundable. See full conditions at the bottom of this page.
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Gary Schoepfel is a former stage actor, kayaker, reasonably good listener, husband of 46 years, a lover of beers, ex-submarine sailor, faculty member at Harrison Middleton University, close reader, Classical Pursuits international traveller, Toronto Pursuits seminar leader, and former VP of the Great Books Foundation
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How is it that we find sublime pleasure in reading or viewing tragic plays? It’s an odd thing if you think about it. Overuse has sapped much of the potency from the word ‘tragedy.’ That is unfortunate, for to behold the tragic, especially in its dramatic form, is a rare and superbly satisfying experience. It hurts so good!
Shakespeare’s greatest plays bring us face to face with the tragic and with ourselves. They prompt questions we’ve all asked and have spent a lifetime answering. Is the person you think you are the person you are? What is the cost of self-knowledge, and is it worth the price? If we are what we do, then why and how are we responsible when we know not what we do?
This seminar is the second of a two-part series. In Part II we will read and thoughtfully discuss two scripts: King Lear and Macbeth. (Click here for details on Part I.) No prior knowledge of Shakespeare or the plays is necessary. If you want to give the Bard a go, this will be a safe environment in which to do so. If you’re a Shakespeare veteran, there will be plenty to engage your interest. We invite you to come and explore The Remorseless Working of Things.
All online seminar payments are nonrefundable. All discount codes must be used at the time of purchase; no retroactive discounts will be issued.
All seminars are subject to minimum enrollment of 7 participants. Click the link for full terms and conditions for Classical Pursuits online seminars.
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Part II only, Part I and Part II