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LITERATURE

LIT-232
Shakespeare FA1 (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. The course examines Shakespeare's artistic development, grappling with the issues of his day while experimenting with different dramatic and poetic forms. Rotating topics include Shakespeare and politics, philosophy, theatrical performance, queer theory, and Shakespeare's cultural and artistic legacy. Usually offered every term.

LIT-232
001
LITERATURE
FALL 2014

Course Level: Undergraduate

Shakespeare FA1 (3)

From Richard III to Hamlet

This course offers a sampling of masterpieces from the first half of Shakespeare's career. It looks at Shakespeare as a developing artist, solving problems from one play to the next, even as it situates his work in the political and religious world of his time.

LIT-232
001
LITERATURE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Shakespeare FA1 (3)

Twelfth Night to The Tempest

This course offers a sampling of masterpieces from the second half of Shakespeare's career, including comedies, tragedies, and romances. It looks at Shakespeare as a developing artist, solving problems from one play to the next, even as it situates his work in the political and religious world of his time. The influence of Shakespeare on later art is also addressed.

LIT-232
002
LITERATURE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Shakespeare FA1 (3)

Shakespeare in Performance

This course focuses on the challenges and pleasures of taking the Bard from the page to the stage. In addition to close reading several representative plays, students examine how the performance of Shakespeare has changed since the 1950s to present. Students attend at least one show at both the Folger Theatre and the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Course requirements include three short writing assignments and the performance and analysis of a 20-minute scene from one of the assigned scripts.