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John C Coldewey
ENGL 323
Seattle Campus

Shakespeare to 1603

Shakespeare's career as dramatist before 1603 (including Hamlet). Study of history plays, comedies, and tragedies.

Class description

In this course we will be considering some of the plays Shakespeare wrote during the first half of his career. Already they are masterpieces, mainly comedies and histories. The plays we will be reading include The Brothers Menaechmus (a main source for Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors), The Comedy of Errors, Richard III, Midsummer Night's Dream, Henry IV Part 1, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, and Hamlet. Maybe Measure for Measure or Titus Andronicus too, depending on our pace. Work will include 2 quizzes, 2 short papers, participation in a class presentation, and postings to our discussion site.

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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.
Last Update by John C Coldewey
Date: 03/30/2008