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Title: ENGL 230-01/02, Shakespeare's Major Plays, Spring 2010
Authors: Newstok, Scott L.
Keywords: English, Department of;Syllabus;Academic departments;Text;Curriculum;2011 Spring
Issue Date: 13-Jan-2010
Publisher: Memphis, Tenn. : Rhodes College
Series/Report no.: Syllabi CRN;20595
Abstract: A participation-based course on Shakespeare’s works, with special attention to the problem of genre, as well as some reflection on what counts as “major.” We begin by closely reading and memorizing selected sonnets. We then examine representative “Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies” from his earlier (Titus Andronicus, Comedy of Errors, Richard II), middle (Midsummer Night’s Dream, Henry IV, Julius Caesar) and later periods (Henry V, Twelfth Night, King Lear,), concluding with the generically mixed Winter’s Tale. While we will concentrate our efforts primarily on the texts of the plays, along the way we will be exploring the greater context of Shakespeare, from the historical meanings of individual words to the continued influence of his works today, including contemporary performance practices. Final projects require considerable scholarly research. The course gives you extensive practice in reading Shakespearean drama critically, and preparation for enjoying Shakespeare throughout your life.
Description: This syllabus was submitted to the Office of Academic Affairs by the course instructor. Uploaded by Archives RSA Josephine Hill.
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