Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Times & Locations
|Start Date||End Date||Days||Time||Location|
|1/25/2022||5/9/2022||TR||11:10am - 12:30pm||HS 107|
An introduction to the college-level study of Shakespeare's plays. We will examine seven representative works chosen from the dramatic genres within which Shakespeare worked (comedy, tragedy, history, romance), situating the works within the social, political, literary and performance contexts of early modern England. Plays will include The Taming of the Shrew, Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, The Winter’s Tale and others. We will also have occasion to discuss modern performances and adaptations of Shakespeare's works on stage and on screen. Assignments will include reading quizzes, short writing assignments, and three major essays, as well as attendance at a live performance (if available).
In Spring 2022 this course satisfies a DH [Digital Humanities] requirement for English: TBD majors.
In Spring 2022 this course fulfills a Pre-1800 Literature requirement for English department majors.