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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2006

E 366K • Shakespeare: Selected Tragedies

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
35465 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
PAR 303
BRUSTER

Course Description

This course examines a number of Shakespeare's tragedies through a focus on their generic elements. That is, we will look at what makes such plays as Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth tragedies. Questions of literary form will be joined by investigations into the construction of character, and the manipulation of dramatic language. Selected critical readings may be assigned.

Grading Policy

Three 5-7-page papers (for a minimum of 16 pages of writing) and two examinations.

Papers 50%
Two exams 30%
Participation 20%

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