E 321 • Shakespeare: Selected Plays
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
This course will survey a traditional selection of Shakespeare's comedies, histories and tragedies. We will treat these works primarily as dramas, but also consider their poetic and rhetorical dimensions. Plays to be studied include the following: A Midsummer Night's Dream, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, 1 Henry IV, Henry V, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and The Tempest.
Oral report, 10%
Position Papers & Participation, 20%
Midterm examination, 30%
Final examination, 40%
David Bevington, The Necessary Shakespeare. 2nd edition. New York: Pearson, 2005.
(Any well-edited edition of the plays will do.)