ENGL 345 Spring 2015 Shakespearean Comedy

Cross Listed as THEA349
Among Shakespeare's most beloved, delightful, and fascinating plays are four comedies: A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Twelfth Night, and Much Ado About Nothing. This seminar examines the language, theatricality, characterization, and comic elements through close scrutiny and discussion. Students will present brief seminar reports, memorize a few brief passages, and write three 5-page essays, to be discussed with the instructor individually and revised. The essays and discussions will test various theories of comedy and concentrate on Shakespearean language.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: three 5-page papers, seminar reports, participation in discussions
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Prerequisites: a 100-level ENGL course, or a score of 5 on the AP English Literature exam, or a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB English exam
Enrollment Preference: English majors
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories A
Enrollment Limit: 15
Expected Enrollment: 15
Class Number: 3656
ENGL 345 - 01 (S) SEM Shakespearean Comedy Division 1: Languages and the Arts Robert H. Bell
TF 1:10 PM-2:25 PM Sawyer 508 3656
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