Courses: Shakespeare: The Tragic and Beyond (ENGLH225A01)

Fall 2009

A study of the major tragedies and related histories, comedies, and romances, with special reference to the evolution of dramatic form, poetic style, characterization, and ideology as they are shaped by Shakespeare's persistent experimentation with dramas of extravagant will, desire, tyranny, scepticism, and death. Particular attention will be paid to key scenes in an effort to assess both Shakespeare's response to contemporary literary and cultural concerns and the internal reformation of his own craft.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Fulfills: HU III

Department

English (Web site)

Taught By

Kimberly Benston (Profile)

Location

Haverford, Wdsd

Meeting Times

MW 12:30-2:00