Middlebury

ENAM0330A-F20

Shakespeare's Career

Shakespeare’s Career (Pre-1800)
In this course we will study the whole arc of William Shakespeare's literary career from the earliest histories, comedies, and non-dramatic poetry to the more mature tragedies and romances, with an eye to understanding Shakespeare’s development as a writer in his own time. How might the plays have resonated for his first audiences on stage, and how have subsequent readers drawn their own meanings from the published texts? Reading one play a week, we will pay close attention to such dramaturgical issues as Shakespeare’s construction of character and of plot, his adaptation of sources, and his modes of versification, as well as the ethical, political, and commercial implications of Shakespeare’s works during his lifetime, some of which stand in contrast with what we learn from them today. 3 hrs. lect./1 hr. disc./3 hrs. screen.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
92305
Subject Code:
ENAM
Course Number:
0330
Section Identifier:
A

Course

ENAM 0330

All Sections in Fall 2020

Fall 2020

ENAM0330A-F20 Lecture (Billings)
ENAM0330Y-F20 Discussion (Billings)
ENAM0330Z-F20 Discussion (Billings)