358:315 Shakespeare: The Jacobean Plays

01  TTH4  CAC  14188  LEVAO  SC-135

This course will be devoted to eight of Shakespeare's plays written during the reign of King James I. The approach will be eclectic, including some discussion of historical context, sources, and a variety of literary, psychological, and ethical perspectives. The primary emphasis, however, will be on the pleasures and challenges of the readings themselves. Plays included will be Measure for Measure, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. Grading will be based on two hourly examinations and a three-hour final examination.