ENGL 339 B1: Early Modern Literature and Culture: Studies in Shakespeare

D. Gay

Shakespeare continues to hold the stage and our attention locally and globally, and therein lies the evidence of his value and importance. We will read a selection of plays representing his comedies, histories, tragedies, and late romances. Our focus will be on close reading and literary analysis. We will explore Shakespeare's development in his own time and interpretations and adaptations of his plays in our time.