ENGL 339 A1: Shakespeare

D. Gay

Shakespeare (1564-1616) is a writer of the early modern period. His plays reflect the literary, political, and religious culture of his time. He is also a writer whose work continues to hold the world’s attention. His plays inspire new interpretations that touch on the defining issues of our time. We will read a selection of plays representing the genres of comedy, history, tragedy, and late romance. Our emphasis will be on the literary analysis of the plays in his Shakespeare’s historical context and our own.