Domestic violence, family dysfunction, moral corruption, anger, jealousy, and greed are variations, albeit twisted ones, of our human sexuality which appear as themes in Shakespeare's plays Hamlet and Othello. Though these dramas were written four hundred years ago, they remain relevant today. Let us explore what makes them so modern and familiar. Required text: Any good edition of Hamlet and Othello.
Susanne Kimball (email@example.com) earned an MA and PhD from the University of California in San Diego in German and comparative literature and has been teaching literature on all levels both in California and the University of Texas in San Antonio since 1986. She is widely published in several literary journals.