- Course Number: ENGL 105A
Writing 2 or upper-division standing.
- Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 105A
- Quarter: Winter 2016
We will study the early works of William Shakespeare, including sonnets and four plays: Romeo and Juliet, Richard II, Much Ado about Nothing, and Hamlet. Along the way, we’ll get a taste of the many genres in which Shakespeare worked, discussing his development of characters, his use of sources, and his attentiveness to both the natural world and the supernatural realm. We will also be talking about the early modern context of Shakespeare’s work, especially in terms of printing practices and the London stage.