English 117S

Shakespeare


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2020 Knapp, Jeffrey
Lectures TTh 4-5 in 141 McCone + one hour of discussion section per week in 300 Wheeler (sec. 101: F 9-10; sec. 102: F 11-12; sec. 103: F 12-1; sec. 104: F 2-3)

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

Description

What makes Shakespeare Shakespeare?  We’ll search for answers to that question through the astonishing variety of Shakespeare’s plays.  We’ll explore the ways that Shakespeare develops plot and character in his drama, as well as the literary, social, sexual, religious, political, and philosophical issues that he conceptualizes through plot and character.  Finally, we’ll trace how Shakespeare’s dramaturgy is shaped by his evolving sense of pride and shame in his work as a mass entertainer.

Discussion Sections

101 No instructor assigned yet.
F 9-10 300 Wheeler
102 No instructor assigned yet.
F 11-12 300 Wheeler
103 No instructor assigned yet.
F 12-1 300 Wheeler
104 No instructor assigned yet.
F 2-3 300 Wheeler

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