E f321 • Shakespeare: Selected Plays
11:30 AM-1:00 PM
Generally lecture and discussion. Classes emphasize techniques of close reading.
Close reading journal (Documents general progress in techniques of close reading): 30%
Paper, 3,000 words: 40%
Three close reading exercises: 10% each
Attendance: Three absences, excused or unexcused, will result in a lowered grade of 5% for each additional absence. Tardiness or early leaving will be tallied as absences (2 = 1).
Warning: Procrastinators die in this course, especially in the summer, where self-pacing is everything and you become your own master or enemy, as the case may be. If you are working and trying to manage a heavy schedule, or if you are raising little ones or going through a divorce or painful separation, your chances of surviving are slender. Keeping pace with the reading is everything.
NO INCOMPLETES WILL BE GIVEN.
Pelican, Riverside, or Craig-Bevington Shakespeares
Recommended but not required: Partridge, Shakespeare's Bawdy and Lewis, The Discarded Image
Plays: The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest
This is a little more than one play per week.