- Schedule of Classes - November 20, 2017 7:14PM EST
- Course Catalog - November 20, 2017 7:15PM EST
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.
This class aims to give students a good historical and critical grounding in Shakespeare's drama and its central place in Renaissance culture. We read ten plays covering the length of Shakespeare's career: comedies, history plays, tragedies, and romances, including The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Othello, King Lear, Richard II, Henry IV Part One, and Henry V. Our study will include attention to dramatic forms, Shakespeare's themes, and social and historical contexts, including early modern English theater history. The course combines lectures and hands-on work in weekly discussions focused on performance, close reading, and questions raised by the plays. We will also view some film adaptations of Shakespeare.
When Offered Fall.
Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)
Comments May be used as one of the three pre-1800 courses required of English majors.
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