Thursdays, 2:15–3:40, Mar. 29–Apr. 19
Instructor: Richard Wilan
Class limit: 25
This course will focus on the use of the soliloquy in Shakespearean drama, from Richard III’s opening address to the audience to Juliet's thoughts of love and fear to, of course, “To be, or not to be.” We will end with what may possibly be Shakespeare's own soliloquy, his farewell to the theater in The Tempest. Copies of the soliloquies will be provided. The format of the class will be lecture and discussion.
Richard Wilan received a PhD from the University of Maryland, where his dissertation was on Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida. He is professor emeritus at Northern Virginia Community College, where he taught writing and Shakespearean literature. He is the co-author of Prentice-Hall’s Introduction to Literature.