EN 310 Shakespeare (Spring: 3)

Fulfills the pre-1700 requirement.
An introduction, placing Shakespeare's drama in the historical and theatrical contexts of his time. Topics will include Shakespeare's professional career; the playhouses for which he wrote; the structure of Elizabethan playing companies; Elizabethan stage conventions such as blank verse, doubling, and cross-dressing; and the textual and performance histories of his plays. There will be two substantial papers and a final. Since one learns much about Shakespeare on one's feet, the collaborative staging of a scene is also required, along with active class participation.
Andrew Sofer

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