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ENGL 4003 Shakespeare and Performance (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Although Shakespeare became “Literature,” people originally encountered Shakespeare’s plays as popular entertainment rather than as literary texts. In this course, we will examine Shakespeare through the lens of performance, looking at how several of his key plays were produced in their own time and how they have been subsequently reimagined on stage and screen. As part of this re-examination, we will rehearse and perform scenes in small groups, as well as invent our own Shakespeare adaptations and attend a local production (if available). No previous performance experience or familiarity with Shakespeare is required, but enthusiasm is welcome.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrew Sofer

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills pre-1700 requirement


Last Updated: 31-Jan-17