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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.
The Class: Type: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: three 5-page papers, seminar reports, participation in discussions
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
Distributions: Division I;