Spring 2018 not offered
This course is an introduction to the drama of William Shakespeare. We will read plays representing the major dramatic genres--comedy, history, and tragedy--and study them in the context of the historical transformations that shaped early modern England, from the Protestant Reformation to New World colonization. Our guiding focus will be on drama as a form of skepticism. How, we will ask, do Shakespeare's plays force us to question the legitimacy of political rule, the categories of race and gender, and the nature of the self? How do they imagine the challenge of knowing, trusting, and loving others? And how do they wrestle with the dangers of doubting too much?
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||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Brit Lit)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(THEA)
HENRY IV, PART I
HENRY IV, PART II
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MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
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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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