ENGL 230 Shakespeare

Spring, Fall

A survey of Shakespeare’s poems and plays, including sonnets, some ten representative comedies, histories, and tragedies from his earlier, middle  and later periods, and a generically mixed romance. While the focus will be on literary analysis, the class will also explore the greater context of Shakespeare, from the historical meanings of words in his texts to the performance of his works today. This course is designed to provide students with extensive practice in close textual analysis in preparation for enjoying Shakespeare throughout their lives.

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