The great tragedies and the redemptive romances from the second half of Shakespeare's career, which include Troilus and Cressida, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, and The Winter's Tale. While encompassing thematic concerns ranging from the roles of gender and race in tragic conflict to what an authentic self is, particular focus will fall on tragic form and its transformation in the romances. Extensive attention will also be paid to theatrical practices, Shakespearean and contemporary, aided by the viewing of stage performances and film adaptations.
Max Enrollment: 30
Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature; ARS - Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Film and Video
Typical Periods Offered: Spring
Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring