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Acting Shakespeare

ENGL 236.401
crosslisted as: THAR 236
TR 12-1:30
fulfills requirements:
Sector 3: Early Literature to 1660 of the Standard Major
Elective Seminar of the Standard Major

Prerequisites: Thar 120 or Thar 121 and Permission of the Instructor. Through specialized readings, writing assignments, and in-class acting exercises, the class will develop methods of interpreting Shakespeare's plays through theatrical practice.  Topics include: Shakespeare's use of soliloquy, two and three person scenes, the dramatic presentation of narrative source material, modes of defining and presenting the "worlds" of the plays, and the use of theatrical practice to establish authoritative text.