10:10a-11:00a MWF (70) 3 cr.
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.