ENGLISH 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Shakespeare?s Poems and Plays
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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This course is an introduction to the life and works of William Shakespeare, perhaps the best-known writer in the English language. Through careful study of his life and context, and particularly through close attention to a selection of his plays and poems, we shall collectively explore what Shakespeare means to us today. Why does he continue to be read, performed, quoted, misquoted, and adapted across platforms, communities, contexts, and national boundaries?

In this class, we shall consider Shakespeare’s brilliant use of language, metaphor, characterization, genre, and literary form in eight of his major plays. Using selected film clips as well as our own staging of moments from the plays, we shall ask how performance creates meaning. Our overarching goal will be to understand what Shakespeare enables, and what he precludes, for his readers and viewers in the twenty-first century.


ENGLISH 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM

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