ENGLISH 267 - Shakespeare and His World
Section: 001 Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Completion of first-year writing requirement.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Ben Jonson famously said that Shakespeare wrote "not for an age," but for "all time." In this course we will begin to examine the several ways the Shakespeare phenomenon continues to circulate in our time. Focusing on the major plays, including of course Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, King Lear, King Richard III, A Midsummer Night's Dream, among other famous works, we will take advantage of thinking about the plays in performance by making use of the impressive video collection on hold for us at the Asquith Video Center in the Shapiro Library. As such, this is a labor-intensive course designed to introduce undergraduates to the wide scope of approaches that can be used to make the Shakespeare vocabulary our own.

Course Requirements:

What is required is intellectual curiosity and a high level of commitment to the subject at hand. The class includes weekly responsive papers, a midterm exam and a final term project.

Intended Audience:

No previous experience in studying Shakespeare is required.

ENGLISH 267 - Shakespeare and His World
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001 (LEC)
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ISBN: 0395754909
The Riverside Shakespeare, Author: general and textual ed.: G. Blakemore Evans ..., Publisher: Mifflin 2. ed. 1997
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