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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
002
LITERATURE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Shakespeare FA1 (3)

Machiavellian Princes

The course addresses such questions as what makes a good leader, does Shakespeare agree with Machiavelli about the criteria of effective governance, how can strategic violence be squared against the claims of conscience, and is the personal separate from the political. Henry V, Macbeth, Cleopatra, Prospero, Henry VIII and others are the guides.

LIT-232
003
LITERATURE
FALL 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. Course requirements include attendance at professional shows, three short writing assignments and the performance and analysis of a 20-minute scene from one of the assigned scripts. Open only to students in the University College Collaborative.