English 117S

Shakespeare


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Session Course Areas
1 Summer 2021 Marno, David
TWTh 5-7:30 A

Description

This class focuses on a selection of works from Shakespeare’s entire career. We'll be reading a limited number of plays and some of the poetry. One of the main issues we'd like to focus on is the oscillation between regular and irregular. What is the rule, and what is the exception in Shakespeare's works? How is a comedy supposed to end? How does it end? What makes a tragic hero? Is Hamlet a tragic hero? What are the rules of theater? What are the rules of literature? Who creates them and why? When do they get transgressed, and why? Readings include As You Like It, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, Cymbeline, and The Tempest, as well as some of the sonnets. 

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