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Heather C. Easterling
ENGL 225
Seattle Campus


Survey of Shakespeare's career as dramatist. Study of representative comedies, tragedies, romances, and history plays.

Class Description

For AUTUMN 2003: How does one approach the prolific phenomenon of Shakespeare in just ten weeks? By being selective, setting a few helpful course goals, and understanding that we are always only making a start when we study literary texts. ENGL 225 will thus not be a survey of Shakespeare, but will instead use the ten weeks to focus on three interesting, important, and diverse plays in his oeuvre. After some introductory work with the sonnets, we’ll read a comedy (Much Ado About Nothing), a history (Henry V), and a romance (The Tempest), all three sharing some themes we’ll try to trace. The main goal is to make you more confident readers of Shakespeare. Classwork, papers, and a project will support this goal.

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Class Assignments and Grading

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
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Last Update by Sherry May Laing
Date: 06/03/2003