Shakespeare and Contexts

Shakespeare and Contexts (I)
This course is designed to sample the breadth of Shakespeare's dramatic art, from Titus Andronicus to The Tempest, with an eye to understanding both how the plays may have resonated for his first audiences on stage and how subsequent readers have drawn their own meanings from the published texts. We will therefore pay particular attention to such dramaturgical issues as the construction of character and of plot, the reworking of sources, spectacle, meta-theatricality, and versification, as well as consider what political and commercial implications these plays might have had during Shakespeare's life and what meaning they hold for us today. 3 hrs. lect./3 hr. disc./3 hrs. screen.
English & American Literatures
English & American Literatures
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Spring 2016

ENAM0330A-S16 Lecture
ENAM0330Y-S16 Discussion
ENAM0330Z-S16 Discussion

Spring 2015

ENAM0330A-S15 Lecture (Billings)
ENAM0330Y-S15 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Z-S15 Discussion (Billings)

Fall 2013

ENAM0330A-F13 Lecture (Billings)
ENAM0330X-F13 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Y-F13 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Z-F13 Discussion (Billings)

Fall 2011

ENAM0330A-F11 Lecture (Billings)
ENAM0330X-F11 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Y-F11 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Z-F11 Discussion (Billings)

Fall 2009

ENAM0330A-F09 Lecture (Billings)
ENAM0330X-F09 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Y-F09 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Z-F09 Discussion (Billings)

Spring 2009

ENAM0330A-S09 Lecture (Billings)
ENAM0330X-S09 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Y-S09 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Z-S09 Discussion (Billings)

Fall 2007

ENAM0330A-F07 Lecture (Billings)
ENAM0330X-F07 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Y-F07 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Z-F07 Discussion (Billings)

Fall 2006

ENAM0330A-F06 Lecture
ENAM0330Y-F06 Discussion
ENAM0330Z-F06 Discussion