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ENGL 101.001

This course is designed for students interested in exploring Shakespeare’s work. Students of all levels are welcome; no prior experience is required. As we read Shakespeare’s plays, we will focus particularly on analyzing how they engage with questions about power, law, gender, race, sexuality, and identity. We will also think about issues of performance and adaptation by watching some film and stage versions of the plays. The syllabus will include plays from across the many genres in which Shakespeare wrote: comedy (The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure), tragedy (Titus Andronicus, Hamlet, Othello), history (Richard II), and romance (The Tempest). Requirements include attendance at lectures and recitations, a midterm, a final, and two short papers.


TA Office Assignments:

Monika Bhagat-Kennedy  FBH 312

Alex Devine    FBH 116

Lydia Y. Kertz  FBH 116

Alice McGrath  FBH 312

Divya Nair  FBH 312

Alan Niles  FBH 116

Ana Schwartz  FBH 340

Philip Tsang FBH 237






fulfills requirements
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major