Introduction to Shakespeare

Catherine S. Cox, Introduction to Shakespeare, Spring 2016

Course Description

This course will focus on a number of Shakespeare's major plays from all phases of his career. Class discussion will consider the historical context of the plays, their characterization, theatrical technique, imagery, language, and themes. Every attempt will be made to see the plays both as poems and as dramatic events.

Required Texts:

-Yale/Annotated Romeo and Juliet
-Yale/Annotated A Midsummer Night's Dream
-Signet Classic Hamlet
-Ian Pollack Graphic Shakespeare edition of King Lear

Syllabus: 

Ann Rea, Introduction to Shakespeare, Fall 2015

Course Description:

This course will focus on a number of Shakespeare's major plays from all phases of his career. Class discussion will consider the historical context of the plays, their characterization, theatrical technique, imagery, language, and themes. Every attempt will be made to see the plays both as poems and as dramatic events.

Required Texts:

The Riverside Shakespeare or The Wadsworth Shakespeare

Syllabus: 

Patty S. Derrick, Introduction to Shakespeare, Spring 2015

Course Description:

This course will focus on a number of Shakespeare's major plays from all phases of his career. Class discussion will consider the historical context of the plays, their characterization, theatrical technique, imagery, language, and themes. Every attempt will be made to see the plays both as poems and as dramatic events.

Required Texts:

-The Riverside Shakespeare. 2nd edition. Ed. G. Blakemore Evans.

Patty S. Derrick, Introduction to Shakespeare, Fall 2014

Course Description:

This course will focus on a number of Shakespeare's major plays from all phases of his career. Class discussion will consider the historical context of the plays, their characterization, theatrical technique, imagery, language, and themes. Every attempt will be made to see the plays both as poems and as dramatic events.

Required Texts:

-The Riverside Shakespeare. 2nd edition. Ed. G. Blakemore Evans.

Syllabus: 

Patty S. Derrick, Introduction to Shakespeare, Fall 2012

Course Description:

This course will focus on a number of Shakespeare's major plays from all phases of his career. Class discussion will consider the historical context of the plays, their characterization, theatrical technique, imagery, language, and themes. Every attempt will be made to see the plays both as poems and as dramatic events.

Required Texts:

The Riverside Shakespeare. 2nd edition. Ed. G. Blakemore Evans.

Syllabus: 

Patty S. Derrick, Introduction to Shakespeare, Fall 2013

Course Description:

This course will focus on a number of Shakespeare's major plays from all phases of his career. Class discussion will consider the historical context of the plays, their characterization, theatrical technique, imagery, language, and themes. Every attempt will be made to see the plays both as poems and as dramatic events.

Required Texts:

The Riverside Shakespeare. 2nd edition. Ed. G. Blakemore Evans.

Syllabus: 
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