ENGLISH 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Fall 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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This undergraduate course is designed to introduce students to the multiple dimensions of Shakespearean drama that continue to inspire readers, audiences and theater practitioners, even to the present day. To do so, we will alternate class sessions between close readings of the texts and their potential for live and recorded performance. As points of illustration and reference, we will take maximum advantage of the rich collection of videos to be found in Asquith in the Shapiro Undergraduate Library; whenever possible, these will be available online. The works under consideration this semester should be read in the following order:

King Richard III
Julius Caesar
The Merchant of Venice
King Lear
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
The Sonnets
Romeo and Juliet

Office hours: by appointment via ZOOM; contact enochb@umich.edu

This course satisfies the following CURRENT English major/minor requirement: Pre-1642

This course satisfies the following NEW English major/minor requirements: Time: Medieval/Early Modern

Course Requirements:

midterm and final project (further information to be discussed in class)

Class attendance for all sessions is a requirement for this course


ENGLISH 367 - Shakespeare's Principal Plays
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
002 (DIS)
 In Person
F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
003 (DIS)
 In Person
F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23

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