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ENGL 101.910
MW 4:30 7:40

We will read representative plays of Shakespeare and strive to work out a
balance between an historically informed reading of the texts and an
appreciation for their relevance today.  Classic work will include detailed
discussion of the plays along with analysis of contemporary productions
currently on stage or available on video or film.  Part of the
consideration of Shakespeare's contemporary impact will concern ways in   
which today's plays, films, and TV programs implicitly read and interpret
the bard.