ENGL 2270

ENGL 2270

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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. The class counts toward the pre-1800 requirement for English majors.

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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 2670

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8222ENGL 2270  LEC 001