MEMS 368 - Shakespeare's Plays: The Jacobean Years
Section: 001 Beyond Hamlet
Term: WN 2013
Subject: Medieval and Early Modern Studies (MEMS)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course will follow Shakespeare’s career as a dramatist from the point he reached the height of his dramatic powers until his retirement from the theatre: from Hamlet to The Tempest, then. The thematic focus of discussion will be Shakespeare’s representation of family relations, and, more particularly, his insistent representation of the forces of eros and eris—desire and revenge.

Plays we shall read will include one very problemmatic “comedy” Measure for Measure; the great tragedies Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, and Antony and Cleopatra,; one “Roman” play, Coriolanus; and two “romances,” The Winter’s Tale and the consummately rich The Tempest.

For those who have not had a chance to study Shakespeare’s early career, and especially for those for whom this course must be their only (shudder!) college course devoted to Shakespeare, I will offer optional additional lectures on one history play and one earlier comedy.

Course Requirements:

Consistent presence at lecture and section meeting; lively engagement in discussion, two essays (around 6 pp. each), a midterm and a final examination.

MEMS 368 - Shakespeare's Plays: The Jacobean Years
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
24313
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
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24314
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
003 (DIS)
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24315
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6
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
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27785
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4
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
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27786
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3
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
006 (DIS)
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33089
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3
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
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33090
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3
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
008 (DIS)
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34428
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
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