ENGLISH 398 - Junior Seminar in English Studies
Section: 002 Thinking with Shakespeare: Text and Performance
Term: FA 2014
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Shakespeare helped to create a new kind of theater, one sufficient to address the complex and challenging times in which he lived. Sometimes praised as a poet of the stage, he was also one of the most gifted, original, and provocative masters of stagecraft and the dynamics of performance. In this Junior English Seminar, we will be studying a handful of his plays intensively, from all angles, with a special emphasis on the ways in which performance embodies meaning. We will also be examining the ways in which critical theory has been brought to bear on Elizabethan drama over the past fifty years.

Textbooks: TBA

Course Requirements:

Weekly formal and informal writing assignments and a seminar paper due at the end of the term.

Class Format:

Class will balance mini-lectures with discussion and viewing.

ENGLISH 398 - Junior Seminar in English Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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Please buy only the editions specified--no other edition of the plays may be used for this course.
Amazon Prime versions of Merchant of Venice and King Lear
ISBN: 9781903436813
The merchant of Venice, Author: [William Shakespeare] ; ed. by John Drakakis., Publisher: Arden Shakespeare 3Rev e. 2007
ISBN: 9781903436592
King Lear, Author: edited by R.A. Foakes., Publisher: Arden Shakespeare [3rd. ed.] 2004
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