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Reading Due

Assignments

3/31

Campus Closed: Cesar Chavez Day

 

4/2

Course Introduction; Overview of Shakespearean Drama

 

4/7

Macbeth (Acts 1-3); “Reading Shakespeare’s Language” in Macbeth Folger edition (xv-xxiv); “To What End Are All These Words?” (36-58)

 

4/9

Macbeth (Acts 4-5)

 

4/14

Macbeth (cont.); McDonald, “Performances, Playhouses, and Players” (109-126)

Assign monologues

4/16

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Act 1.1-2.1)

 

4/21

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Acts 2-5); McDonald, “Shakespeare, ‘Shakespeare,’ and the Problem of Authorship” (11-28)

 

4/23

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (cont.); Monologue Preparation

 

4/28

Henry V (Acts 1-3); McDonald, “Town and Country: Life in Shakespeare’s England” (219-236); Monologue Preparation

 

4/30

Henry V (Acts 4-5); Monologue Preparation

 

5/5

Henry V (cont.); Monologue Preparation

 

5/7

Monologue Performances

Character Analysis Due

5/12

Midterm Exam

First Writing Assignment Due

5/14

Hamlet (Act 1)

 

5/19

Hamlet (Acts 2-5); McDonald, “Politics and Religion: Early Modern Ideologies” (303-325)

 

5/21

Hamlet (cont.)

 

5/26

Hamlet (cont.); McDonald, “Men and Women: Gender, Family, Society” (253-277); Start The Tempest

 

5/28

The Tempest (Acts 1-3); Set up Performance Groups

 

6/2

The Tempest (Acts 4-5); Group Performance Preparation

6/4

The Tempest (cont.); Group Performance Preparation

Assign Take-home Final

6/9

Final Exam 10:45-1:15—Group Performances

Second Writing Assignment Due 

6/11

No Class Meeting

Take-home Final due in my campus mailbox

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