L220 1951 LINDENBAUM P
Introduction to Shakespeare

Lecture:
10:10a-11:00a MWF (70) 3 cr.
Discussions:
1952 11:15a-12:05p F (24)
1953 12:20p-1:10p F (23)
1954 1:25p-2:15p F (23)

FRIDAYS WILL SOMETIMES BE DEVOTED TO LECTURE (10:10a-11:00a) AND SOMETIMES TO DISCUSSION. STUDENTS SHOULD MAKE SURE BOTH TIMES ARE OPEN IN THEIR SCHEDULES.

We shall read 10-12 of Shakespeare's major plays, covering the playwright's whole career. Two lectures and one discussion section each week. Since there will be a great deal of emphasis on the continuity between plays and upon the way Shakespeare continually reworks earlier structures and rethinks earlier ideas, regular attendance at lectures and discussions will be particularly important, in fact, necessary. Two hour examinations, two essays, brief weekly in-class writing exercises (i.e., quizzes), and a comprehensive final examination. Students will be expected to remember at the end of the course plays they read at the beginning and thus probably should plan on reading many of the plays twice. Text will be the second edition of The Riverside Shakespeare, to allow for last minute changes in the reading list should the plaguy bill in London and New York rise to more than 50 and traveling acting troupes come to town.