English 117S

Shakespeare


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Session Course Areas
1 Summer 2022 Marno, David
TWTh 5-7:30 Physics 2 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 topics 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? Who has the last word in a tragedy and why? What about comedies ending with a character addressing the audience? What are the rules of theater, and what are the rules of literature? Who creates them and for what purpose? When do they get transgressed, and why? A tentative list of the readings includes Midsummer Night’s Dream, As You Like It, Troilus and Cressida, King Lear, and Cymbeline, as well as the sonnets. The format of the class includes lectures as well as discussion, all based on questions and comments from students.

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