Five College Consortium

Advanced Shakespeare Seminar

Subject Name: 

Humanities Arts Cultural Stu

Course Number: 
Hampshire College
This advanced seminar will meet for three hours weekly to read, in conjunction with selected theoretical and historical material, the texts of eleven plays by Shakespeare. The final selection of plays will be made by the seminar but will include plays from all genres (history, comedy, tragedy, romance.) Questions to be explored include: issues of language, self and identity; the question of rule and authority; the representation of gender in the drama and the social ideology of the period; the staging of power and social position; the relation of actor and audience. Students will be expected: to give opening presentations for specific seminar sessions; to write frequent, brief position papers; and to submit a final portfolio of developed critical writing, including a longer comparative, research- based paper.

Independent Work

Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Linked Course Comments: 

This course has unspecified prerequisite(s) - please see the instructor.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Advanced Shakespeare Seminar
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
1 4.0

L. Brown Kennedy

01:00PM-03:50PM M

Franklin Patterson Hall 106