The formative period of Shakespeare's genius: comedies such as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Twelfth Night; histories such as Henry IV (Part I); and tragedies such as Hamlet. We will undertake detailed study of Shakespeare's poetic language and will examine the dramatic form of the plays and the performance practices of Shakespeare's time. We will also explore important themes that inform the plays, from gender relations and identities to social class and nationhood. Viewing and analysis of contemporary performances and films will be integrated into the work of the course.
Max Enrollment: 30
Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature; ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video
Typical Periods Offered: Fall
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall