This is an introductory course on Shakespeare: a course for enthusiasts, skeptics, and the curious. We will read seven or eight plays and, perhaps, some non-dramatic poems, studying the abiding concerns and obsessions 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. Some short written exercises, two or three papers of moderate length, and a final exam will be required. Satisfies the Early Modern requirement.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; FA HUM; AR HUM; EL EM