Shakespeare, Poems and Earlier Plays

Course Number: ENGL 105A
Prerequisites: Writing 2 or upper-division standing
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 105A
Quarter: Winter 2017
Instructor: Rose, Mark
Day(s): TR
Time: 11:00am - 12:15pm
Location: GIRV 1004

Close study of five important plays from the first decade of Shakespeare’s career:  Richard III, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet.   We will study these plays with attention both to historical context and to the way the plays have worked as dramas at various times in the last four hundred years.  Film clips will be used as illustrations.  Written work will include quizzes on each play, two papers, and a final exam.