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Jung and Shakespeare, The Archetype of the Tyrant: a course with Phyllis LaPlante

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023
  • 3 sessions
  • Thursday, January 12, 2023, 7:30 PM 9:00 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, January 19, 2023, 7:30 PM 9:00 PM (EST)
  • Thursday, January 26, 2023, 7:30 PM 9:00 PM (EST)
  • Zoom, Eastern Time
  • 2


  • Members who are Seniors over 65 and Full-Time Students


This program WILL NOT BE recorded. 

Registration closes at 12:00pm EST the day before the program begins. 

Zoom Links will be in your confirmation email.

Please join me in a discussion of three Shakespearian tragedies starring tyrants. We will explore the psychological makeup of tyrants, notice comparisons with present-day political figures, and recall our personal experiences with tyranny. Jung's work on the structure and dynamics of the psyche will guide us as we contemplate this archetype.

Week 1: Richard the Third 

Week 2: Macbeth 

Week 3: King Lear

Phyllis LaPlante, MSW, LCSW  is a certified Jungian Analyst and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Diploma from the C.G. Jung Institute of New York in 1998. She teaches courses in Jungian theory and practice. 

ZOOM LINKS: Zoom links can be found in your registration confirmation email. They will also be shared about 24 hours before the program start time. Registration closes before Zoom links are shared. If you do not receive your link 24 hours in advance, please reach out asap directly to

CANCELLATION: You may cancel your registration up to 1 week prior to the program.

By agreeing to enroll in an online program offered by the Jung Society of Washington, you are also agreeing to comply with our terms. This means that you cannot record (through internal or external devices) the audio, visuals (photos), or  any videos of the program. The intellectual property belongs to the presenter, and we ask you not to violate this policy. Also, we highly value the anonymity of the content of the program, of the presenters, and of individuals present in the program, and hope that everyone can contribute to a respectful and trust-building online environment. Thank you!


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