ENGLISH 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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May not be repeated for credit.
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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 (and much of what we so productively contest) 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; Merchant of Venice; Hamlet; Othello; King Lear; The Tempest.

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ENGLISH 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
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