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John C Coldewey
ENGL 324
Seattle Campus

Shakespeare After 1603

Shakespeare's career as dramatist after 1603. Study of comedies, tragedies, and romances.

Class description

Engl 324 explores six of Shakespeare's later plays, including the four "great" tragedies (Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth) and two of his late romances (The Winter's Tale, The Tempest). We will be concerned with discovering how tragedy frees and traps, and how Shakespeare transcended form in his last dramatic visions.

Student learning goals

to learn about Shakespeare, his work and its power – that is, the power of his language, vision, craft and culture.

to understand why Shakespeare's work continues to matter for any appreciation of English and world literature.

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

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.
Last Update by John C Coldewey
Date: 03/22/2010