MEMS 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Class Misc Info:
This class meets the Pre-1600 requirement for English concentrators.
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.

MEMS 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23215
Open
11
 
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MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
P
41163
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
003 (DIS)
P
23217
Open
2
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
004 (DIS)
P
23219
Open
2
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
25109
Open
5
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
23221
Open
1
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
41165
Open
1
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
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ISBN: 0395754909
The Riverside Shakespeare, Author: Shakespeare, William, Publisher: Houghton Mifflin 2ND 1996
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