Shakespeare’s Tragedies in Biblical Perspective: A Lenten Journey


Taught by Rev. Dr. Gordon S. Mikoski, Ph.D.
Pennington Presbyterian Church, Upper Room
Sunday evenings, 6:30-8:00 p.m.


February 22: Romeo and Juliet
March 1: Hamlet
March 8: Othello
March 15: Julius Caesar
March 22: King Lear
March 29: Macbeth

Shakespeare lived during an intensely religious time in English history. His plays are suffused with biblical allusions and theological insights. This course will explore Shakespeare’s key tragedies in relation to biblical themes and issues, particularly the life, suffering, and death of Jesus Christ. Relevance to contemporary faith and life will also play a key role in the discussions in each session.

Participants are encouraged to read or watch the plays prior to each session, but are not required to do so. Outlines and plot summaries will be provided prior to each session. Video clips and selections from the text will be supplied during each session.

Please email Gordon Mikoski by February 15 in order to reserve. your spot in the class:

Note: Childcare available upon request.