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R418 Spring 2018 Shakespeare’s History Plays: Henry IV Part Two

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R418 Spring 2018 Shakespeare’s History Plays: Henry IV Part Two 
Tuesdays, 11:50–1:15, Mar. 27–April 17

Four sessions
Instructor: Karen Miles
As the play opens, Henry IV once again faces insurrection from nobles, this time led by the clergy. Prince Hal continues to keep company with Falstaff; the king is sick and dying; and the mood in the country is very dark. The discussion will focus on the following issues: the matters which drive the continued challenges to Henry IV’s reign; final lessons that Prince Hal learns from Falstaff and his companions; and the significance of Hal’s public repudiation of Falstaff just after his coronation. We will also note liberties that Shakespeare took with the historical facts.
Karen Miles holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in French literature. She taught at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin–Parkside before becoming a program officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities. Since retiring, she has taught courses on Shakespeare for OLLI.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

United Christian Parish

Karen Miles 

Class Fee: 


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
3/27/2018 - 4/17/2018 Weekly - Tue 11:50 AM - 1:15 PM Reston, United Christian Parish  Map Karen Miles 

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