ENGL 33300 Shakespeare

GE-Human Culture: Literature Why are Shakespeare’s plays still popular, still produced, still taught in classrooms around the world? Writers fall in and out of fashion all the time, how is it that Shakespeare remains a literary celebrity? We will try to answer these questions by reading representative selections of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances. This class will introduce you to many characters; you may experience the magical mischief of Puck, the despair of Lear, the jealousy of Othello, the ambition of Henry V, the moral horror that is Richard III—or perhaps, the tears of Ophelia, the tricks of Prospero, the longing of Romeo. You will be offered the opportunity to engage in creative writing as well as research writing, but best of all, you’ll experience the works of the Bard.




ENGL 17000 with a C or better.