SEMINAR PROFILE

H13 - 
Where The Boys are Girls: Gender and Play in Shakespeare's As You Like It and Twelfth Night
   
  In this two-day class we will look at two of Shakespeare's most famous comedies--As You Like It and Twelfth Night--in which wooing is the lesson. The teaching results in the revision of wrong-headed ideas of gender's governance of psychology and morality, and the marriage directed transformation of male character and action. Mostly, male romantic vanity is debunked. "Men have died, from time to time, and worms have eaten them," Rosalind as Ganymede tells her heartsick, clueless lover Orlando, "but not for love."
       
   
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Location:
Harvard University-Rosovsky Hall
   
Dates:
12/9/2019, 12/16/2019