ENGL 4270

ENGL 4270

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

The seminar focuses on Shakespeare's last plays including those known by the generic title of 'romances' – Pericles, Cymbeline, The Winter's Tale and The Tempest – as well as his collaborations – All is True (Henry VIII) and The Two Noble Kinsmen – and finally the currently much discussed 'lost play' Cardenio, which links Shakespeare in intriguing ways to that other great writer of the early modern period, Cervantes. As we study the final works of Shakespeare's career, we will consider the critical-theoretical question of lateness itself. What is a "late" work? What does that mean specifically in the case of Shakespeare? We will pay particular attention to dramatic form and historical context – including ways in which the plays themselves call the notion of historical context into question.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)
Satisfies Requirement This course counts toward the pre-1800 requirement for English majors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one seminar and one independent study.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Late Plays

  • 19711 ENGL 4270   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  • 19712 ENGL 4270   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Jan 22 - May 7, 2024
    • Lorenz, P

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies