Study of several Shakespearean plays. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or above.
Who are the bad guys? Who are the good guys? And can we always tell the difference?
These are the questions that we’ll be asking this fall in English 346: Shakespeare. To examine the fundamental concepts of villainy in Shakespeare’s work, we’ll be examining three of the major tragedies (Othello, King Lear, Macbeth), one minor tragedy (Titus Andronicus), a history play (Richard III), a comedy (The Merchant of Venice), a late play (The Tempest), and a long poem (The Rape of Lucrece). Through this examination, students will not only work to understand this concept, but will also explore the culture of early modern England, a worldview in many ways quite different from our own.
This course fulfills Reading, Writing and Humanities general education requirements.
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 (now WRI 101)