This course fulfills the Arts & Letters sector requirement within the General Requirement.
A comprehensive introduction to Shakespeare's comedy, tragedy, history and romance drama, the better to illuminate the complexities of dramatic representation and staging in early modern England. We will consider both traditional and theoretical approaches, focusing especially on class, race and gender in the construction of social identity. Textual readings will be supplemented, where possible, by modern video productions or "live" performance. Each student will write a 10 page research paper. There will be a mid-term and a final exam.
Other Shakespeare offerings this term: English 36, 235, 335, 337.