English 117S

Junior Coursework: Shakespeare


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2007 Nelson, Alan H.
Nelson, Alan
TTh 9:30-11 105 North Gate

Other Readings and Media

Bevington, D., ed.: The Complete Works (of William Shakespeare)

Description

In this course, we will attempt to read as many Shakespeare plays as can be got through conveniently in fifteen weeks. In general we will try to cover one play per week, but along the way we will devote a week to an introduction of the author, his times, his poems, his plays, and his language; a week to the Sonnets; and we will take extra time for longer and more complex plays like Hamlet. So we will manage about a dozen plays, trying also to cover a range of genres including comedy, history, tragedy, and so-called romance. We will be thinking of plot, character, and action, but above all of dramatic poetry. Information will be posted before the class begins, and throughout the semester, on the instructor's website (see below). Students should anticipate writing three short papers, a midterm and a final exam, and possible quizzes. Students should also anticipate attending lecture regularly, reading the assignments carefully and in advance of lecture, and indeed participating fully in the work of the class.

Other Recent Sections of This Course

spring, 2020

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spring, 2019

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summer, 2019

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spring, 2018

117S/1

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117S/2

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summer, 2018

117S/1

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fall, 2017

117S/1

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spring, 2017

117S/1

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117S/2

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