English 117S

Shakespeare


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2021 Knapp, Jeffrey
Lectures TTh 1-2 + one hour of discussion section per week (sec. 101: F 11-12; sec. 102: F 12-1; sec. 103: F 1-2; sec. 104: F 2-3)

Book List

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

This course satisfies the Shakespeare requirement for the English major.

Discussion Sections

101 No instructor assigned yet.
102 Serrano, Joseph
F 12-1
103 Su, Amanda Jennifer
F 1-2
104 Su, Amanda Jennifer
F 2-3

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