English 117S

Upper Division Coursework: Shakespeare


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2008 Knapp, Jeffrey
Knapp, Jeffrey
TTh 3:30-5 10 Evans

Other Readings and Media

Required - Shakespeare, W.: The Riverside Shakespeare (2nd ed.); Recommended - Gurr, A.: The Shakespearean Stage, 1574-1642 (3rd ed.) Cambridge University Press (ISBN 052142240X); Greenblatt, S.: Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare Norton (ISBN 039332737X)

Description

This course is designed to give you a sense of the range of Shakespeare�s career. Lectures will focus on two related topics: first, how Shakespeare uses plot and character to think about literary, social, sexual, religious, political, and philosophical issues; and second, how Shakespeare justifies his life in the theater, when much of English society regarded the theater as a frivolous, debased, and vaguely criminal institution.

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spring, 2020

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spring, 2019

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summer, 2019

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spring, 2018

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summer, 2018

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fall, 2017

117S/1

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spring, 2017

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117S/2

Shakespeare


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