MEMS 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Section: 001
Term: WN 2008
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

We will read a representative group of dramatic works by William Shakespeare, including plays from all four genres to which he contributed: comedy, tragedy, history plays, and romance. These works have become the touchstones of all that we treasure in the western literary canon, and we will pay considerable attention to the features that have made them so, but they did not function primarily as literary artifacts in their own era, nor was the popular drama considered to be an entirely respectable form of entertainment. We will consider the political and social circumstances in which the vital and unprecedented popular theater of early modern England emerged, as well as the practical components of Renaissance stagecraft. Plays likely to be on our syllabus are: A Midsummer Night's Dream; Henry IV, Part One; Twelfth Night; Hamlet; Othello; King Lear; The Tempest. Midterm, final exam, frequent quizzes, five in-class writing assignments.


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

MEMS 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
19170
Open
28
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
19171
Open
13
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
19172
Open
4
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
19173
Closed
0
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
19174
Open
2
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
27294
Open
5
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
007 (DIS)
P
27295
Open
4
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
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