Professor Clare R. Kinney, Ph.D.

Professor Clare R. Kinney
  • University of Virginia
  • Yale University
When a woman is tired of Shakespeare, she is tired of life.
Dr. Clare R. Kinney is Associate Professor of English at the University of Virginia. She earned her B.A. in English at Cambridge University. Under a Paul W. Mellon Fellowship, she attended Yale University, where she earned her Ph.D. Professor Kinney served as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the UVA English Department and is in charge of its Distinguished Majors Program. In 2007 Professor Kinney was the recipient of a University of Virginia All-University Teaching Award. She also received a Distinguished Faculty Award from the Z Society of the University of Virginia. Professor Kinney has published many articles, including essays on Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, Edmund Spenser, Philip Sidney, Lady Mary Wroth, Chaucer, the Gawain poet, and other Renaissance and medieval authors. She is the author of Strategies of Poetic Narrative: Chaucer, Spenser, Milton, Eliot. She specializes in the literature of the English Renaissance and teaches courses on medieval literature. Professor Kinney has participated in staged readings of plays by Shakespeare's contemporaries at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia, a reconstruction of the original Blackfriars Theatre in London. She also has directed student performances of scenes from Shakespeare in her courses.
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"Professor Kinney's lectures are superb.  She is so articulate and so smooth in her delivery that each lecture was a learning experience I looked forward to."

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4 Courses and Sets

  1. Shakespeare's Tragedies

    Shakespeare's Tragedies

    Clare R. Kinney
    4.8 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    Shakespeare’s contributions to stage and language are unequaled. In what Professor Clare Kinney calls the "power and audacity of his poetry and stagecraft," Shakespeare has left audiences breathless these past four centuries. But beyond his astonishing feats of language and dramatic impact, Shakespeare also left us a legacy, crafted from his experiences and explorations, of suffering and transgression in his six...
  2. (Set) How to Read and Understand Shakespeare & Shakespeare's Tragedies  Set

    (Set) How to Read and Understand Shakespeare & Shakespeare's Tragedies

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
    Learn the tools to understand any Shakespeare play, and explore in depth Shakespeare's six great mature tragedies in this all-Shakespeare set. First, in How to Read and Understand Shakespeare, Professor Marc C. Conner gives you a set of more than 40 interpretive tools, drawn from the texts themselves, that give you direct insight into Shakespeare's plays. Then, in actress and professor Clare Kinney's Shakespeare's...
  3. (Set) Shakespeare's Tragedies & Dante's  Divine Comedy   Set

    (Set) Shakespeare's Tragedies & Dante's Divine Comedy

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  4. (Set) Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & Shakespeare's Tragedies  Set

    (Set) Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies & Shakespeare's Tragedies

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $629.90 Starting at $629.90 $629.90 $629.90$629.90
    Learn new ways to read the masterpieces of Western literature's greatest writer with this two-course set on the works and genius of William Shakespeare. In Shakespeare: Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, actor and award-winning Professor Peter Saccio introduces the plays of Shakespeare and explains the achievement that makes them invaluable parts of the Western literary canon. Then, in Shakespeare's Tragedies,...