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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions

Courses

ENGL 2270 Shakespeare

Course description

This class aims to give students a good historical and critical grounding in Shakespeare’s drama and its central place in Renaissance culture. We read ten plays covering the length of Shakespeare’s career: comedies, history plays, tragedies, and romances, including The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Othello, King Lear, Richard II, Henry IV Part One, and Henry V. Our study will include attention to dramatic forms, Shakespeare’s themes, and social and historical contexts, including early modern English theater history. The course combines lectures and hands-on work in weekly discussions focused on performance, close reading, and questions raised by the plays. We may also view some film adaptations of Shakespeare. We read plays covering the length of Shakespeare’s career: comedies, history plays, tragedies, and romances. Fall semester plays include The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, Othello, King Lear, Richard II, Henry IV Part One, and Henry V. Summer semester plays may vary.

Classes

ENGL 2270 001-LEC On-campus 6-week session

Number:1173
Session:6-week session
Class dates:June 25-August 7, 2018
Exam dates:Will be provided by instructor (see Final exams)
Days/times:M-F 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Uris Hall 260
Credit:4
Grade:Student option
Instructor:Lorenz, P. (pal37)
Max. enroll:21
To enroll:To enroll, complete and submit a course enrollment form and your payment to the Summer Session office. For more information, see enrollment and registration. Please note that late registration fees may apply.
Related:Cross-listed with PMA 2670 001-LEC

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