MEMS 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Section: 001
Term: FA 2007
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will consider Shakespeare’s plays from a range of perspectives: in the context of early modern literary and cultural history; as documents in the history of ideology, notably the ideologies of identity; and as designs animating dramatic performance in the early-modern theater, in subsequent theaters, and (glancingly) in a range of media today. We will develop a series of key terms for the analysis of drama, and consider how the plays conceive Shakespeare's theater as a site of theoretical inquiry. The course will be paced at roughly one play per week, in addition to a substantial critical/theoretical reading that will mark the point of departure for our discussion of the play. Plays to be chosen from the range of Shakespeare's career, and will include early and late comedies, a history cycle, several major tragedies and romances. Two papers, midterm, final examination. I will order the Norton Complete Works, but any recent edition of Shakespeare’s plays will be fine.

Plays to be covered chosen from this list: Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, 1 Henry IV, 2 Henry IV, Henry V, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra, The Tempest


This course fulfills the Pre-1600 requirement for English concentrators.

MEMS 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
17514
Open
17
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
17516
Open
2
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
17517
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
18554
Open
3
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
17518
Open
4
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (DIS)
P
18555
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
009 (DIS)
P
17683
Open
1
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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