E. 3130: Elizabethan Shakespeare: Shakespeare and Love Dr. Steve Mentz email@example.com This course looks at depictions of love in Shakespeare 9s early plays and poems.
The course will orient itself between two constructions of theatrical love and the problem of the boy actor: the Hollywood film cShakespeare in Love, d which enacts a sentimental fantasy about love and Shakespeare 9s career, and the slightly later play Macbeth , which explores the consequences of tragic love and ambition. We 9ll read Macbeth , Romeo and Juliet , Two Gentlemen of Verona , A Midsummer Night 9s Dream , As You Like It , and the narrative poem cVenus and Adonis. d We 9ll also see Shakespeare NYC 9s Macbeth in September and the Red Bull Theatre 9s new production of Marlowe 9s Edward II at the end of the semester Learning Goals: 1. Writing: Clear, analytical papers that advance a thesis with close textual evidence.
2. Reading : Shakespeare 9s plays and how their language works in performance. 3.
Analysis : Shakespeare 9s influence on our modern concept of clove. d 4. Context : Exploring how Shakespeare 9s plays speak to our emotional lives. Required Books: William Shakespeare, Macbeth (any edition) William Shakespeare, Romeo ... more. less.
and Juliet (Signet) William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona (Arden) William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night 9s Dream (Arden 3) William Shakespeare, As You Like It (Arden 3) William Shakespeare, The Narrative Poems (Signet) Christopher Marlowe, Complete Plays (Penguin) *Books available at Ed 9s Bookstore or the campus bookstore.<br><br> Course Requirements: " Regular attendance and participation in class (10%) " Weekly Web CT participation (10%) " One short (3-5 page) close reading paper (15%) " Rewritten paper (15%) " Monologue or scene performance (10%) " Final Paper (30%) " Take-home final exam (10%) Class meetings: MW 9:05 3 10:00, Marillac 138A Contact Information: " St John Hall, B40-4 " Email: firstname.lastname@example.org " Phone: x6690 " Office Hours: MW 8 3 9 am, 10 3 11, or by appointment Plagiarism Policy: Any plagiarism will result in a failing grade for the paper. The paper must then be rewritten in order to pass the course. See me with questions.<br><br> Weekly Schedule Week 1 W 8/29 Shakespeare and Love F 8/31 Online Coursework: Shakespeare, Love, and Popular Culture Week 2 M 9/3 Labor Day 3 No Class W 9/5 Macbeth , Act 1 F 9/7 Online Coursework: Macbeth , Love, and Tragedy Week 3 M 9/10 Macbeth , Acts 2-3 W 9/12 Macbeth , Acts 4-5 Th 9/13 cMacbeth d by Shakespeare NYC at Beckett Theatre, 410 W. 42 nd St. (between 9 th and 10 th Avenues) 7:00 pm F 9/14 Online Coursework: Love in Performance Week 4 M 9/17 Romeo and Juliet , Act 1 W 9/19 Romeo and Juliet , Act 2-3 F 9/21 Online Coursework: Juliet, Romeo, and the Macbeths Week 5 M 9/24 Romeo and Juliet , Act 4 W 9/26 Romeo and Juliet , Act 5 F 9/28 Online Coursework: Politics, Religion, and Love Paper #1: Close Reading due Week 6 M 10/1 Two Gentlemen of Verona , Act 1 W 10/3 Two Gentlemen of Verona , Acts 2-3 F 10/5 Online Coursework: Comedy v.<br><br> Tragedy Week 7 M 10/8 Columbus Day 3 No Class W 10/10 Two Gentlemen of Verona , Act 4-5 F 10/12 Online Coursework: cThe bit with the dog d reconsidered Rewritten Paper due Week 8 M 10/15 A Midsummer Night 9s Dream , Act 1 W 10/17 A Midsummer Night 9s Dream , Acts 2-3 F 10/19 Online Coursework: Athens v. the Woods Week 9 M 10/22 A Midsummer Night 9s Dream , Act 4 W 10/24 A Midsummer Night 9s Dream , Act 5 F 10/26 Online Coursework: Bottom 9s Dream v. Marriage Week 10 M 10/29 Venus and Adonis W 10/31 Venus and Adonis F 11/2 Online Coursework: Theater v.<br><br> Narrative Poetry Week 11 M 11/5 Venus and Adonis W 11/7 Venus and Adonis F 11/9 Online Coursework: Venus 9s Curse Week 12 M 11/12 As You Like It , Act 1 W 11/14 As You Like It , Act 2 F 11/15 Online Coursework: Rosalind in Love Week 13 M 11/19 As You Like It, Act 3 W 11/21 Thanksgiving Recess 3 No Class F 11/23 Thanksgiving Recess 3 No Class Week 14 M 11/26 As You Like It , Act 4 W 11/28 As You Like It , Act 5 F 11/30 Online Coursework: The Epilogue Week 15 M 12/3 Edward II Student Performance W 12/5 Edward II Student Performances Final Paper due in class Take home final assigned (due during exam period) Week 16 T 12/11 cEdward II d by the Red Bull Theater Company opens