Oct 24, 2020  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 305 - Shakespeare’s Comedies and Histories


Surveys the early phase of Shakespeare’s writing career, emphasizing the playwright’s treatment of English national identity and carnivalesque challenges to social hierarchies. Typically covers 8 plays, including A Midsummer Night’s Dream, 1 & 2 Henry IV, The Merchant of Venice, and Twelfth Night. Close reading of the playtexts is supplemented by analysis of stage productions and cinematic adaptations. Course Codes: BHR. Prereq: PEQ in Literature.

Prerequisites & Notes
Course Codes: BHR. Prereq: PEQ in Literature. Normal cycle offering: Variable. Yearly cycle: all years.

Credits: 3



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