Spring 2013 not offered
Shakespeare's plays continue to play an important role in our collective psyche, in part due to the ways they present the formation of modern subjectivity. Anxieties about nationhood, religion, economic shifts, colonial enterprise, and gender permeate his works, establishing a set of concerns that still inform our worldview. Because of the continued circulation of these works, it is possible to neglect the conditions that produced them. The heart of this course will be the rich range of Shakespeare's drama and poetry, including King Lear, As You Like It, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream,Richard II, Henry IV, and Hamlet. We will consider the historical backdrop of his plays, keeping in mind previous traditions and genres, and then explore how these works continue to be re-imagined to reestablish their relevance for subsequent ages.
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(THEA)
HENRY IV, PART I
HENRY IV, PART II
AS YOU LIKE IT
MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
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Class attendance is required. 3 quizzes and one paper.
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This course contributes to the English major Theory and Literary Forms concentration.
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