Joseph Pearce, author of three books on Shakespeare and editor of six of the Ignatius Critical Editions of Shakespeare’s plays, teaches the inaugural course on Shakespeare for the Magnus Institute. Join Professor Pearce for this eight-week course as he leads us on a journey into Shakespeare and his times, exploring the deepest dimension of four of his greatest plays: Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, Hamlet, and King Lear.



Course Schedule: TBD

Format for Each Class Session:
Lecture 55 mins; break 10 mins; seminar discussion 55 mins

Required Texts:
Romeo & Juliet (Ignatius Critical Edition), ISBN: 978-1-58617-439-2
The Merchant of Venice (Ignatius Critical Edition), ISBN: 978-1-58617-320-3
Hamlet (Ignatius Critical Edition), ISBN: 978-1-58617-261-9
King Lear (Ignatius Critical Edition), ISBN: 978-1-58617-137-7

Recommended Reading:
Joseph Pearce, The Quest for Shakespeare: The Bard of Avond and the Church of Rome (Ignatius) ISBN: 978-1-58617-224-4
Joseph Pearce, Through Shakespeare’s Eyes: Seeing the Catholic Presence in the Plays (Ignatius) ISBN: 978-1-58617-413-2
Joseph Pearce, Shakespeare on Love: Seeing the Catholic Presence in Romeo and Juliet (Ignatius) ISBN: 978-1-58617-684-6

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Course Includes

  • 10 Lessons
  • Course Certificate