English 117S

Shakespeare


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
2 Spring 2018 Knapp, Jeffrey
TTh 12:30-2 101 Barker Shakespeare
Drama

Book List

Shakespeare, William: Norton Shakespeare: Essential Plays (3rd ed.); Shakespeare, William: The Comedy of Errors (Signet ed.);

Recommended: Greenblatt, Stephen: Will in the World: How Shakespeare Became Shakespeare

Description

Focusing on a selection of Shakespeare's many astonishing plays, we’ll consider the range of his dramaturgy and why this range was important to him.  We’ll also explore how the variety of dramatic genres in which he wrote affected Shakespeare’s representation of plot and character, as well as the literary, social, sexual, religious, political, and philosophical issues he conceptualized through plot and character.  Finally, we’ll think about Shakespeare’s plays in relation to the range of social types and classes in his mass audience. 

Other Recent Sections of This Course

Spring, 2018
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
117S/1 Shakespeare Arnold, Oliver
117S/1 Shakespeare Altieri, Charles F.
Summer, 2018
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
117S/1 Shakespeare Arnold, Oliver
Marno, David
Fall, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
117S/1 Shakespeare Marno, David
Spring, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
117S/1 Shakespeare Altieri, Charles F.
117S/2 Shakespeare Knapp, Jeffrey
Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
117S/1 Shakespeare Arnold, Oliver
Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
117S/1 Shakespeare Arnold, Oliver
117S/2 Shakespeare Knapp, Jeffrey

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