This is an introductory course on Shakespeare. We will read seven or eight plays and, perhaps, some non-dramatic poems, studying the abiding concerns of his career, considering the social and cultural functions of his theater, and examining his interventions in dramatic traditions, political thinking, sexual politics, and literary history. Regular quizzes, two essays of moderate length, and a midterm and final will be required. First-year and/or students with no prior knowledge of this topic are encouraged to enroll. Satisfies the Early Modern requirement.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; EL EM