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Shakespeare

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This course will focus on Shakespearean literature and will cover significant plays still popular today. Students will discuss the influence of Shakespeare on literary, social, and theatrical concepts.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    The Tragedies

    • Explain how the tragic action in Shakespeare’s tragedies mimicked the social interactions of England in his time.
    • Compare Shakespeare’s tragedies as literary texts versus theatrical performances or productions.
    • Compare the tragic devices and themes of Shakespearean tragedies.

    The Romances

    • Compare Shakespeare’s romances as literary texts versus theatrical performances or productions.
    • Discuss Shakespeare’s romances and their relationship to tragedies and comedies.

    The Sonnets

    • Analyze the characteristics of a Shakespearean sonnet, including language, imagery, meter, and rhyme scheme.
    • Analyze the dominant themes in Shakespeare’s sonnets.
    • Discuss the relevance of studying Shakespeare in the modern age.

    The Comedies

    • Explain the value of studying Shakespeare today.
    • Examine the historical context for the topics, themes, or performances of Shakespeare’s comedies.
    • Compare Shakespeare’s comedies as literary texts versus theatrical performances or productions.

    The Histories

    • Explore how Shakespeare utilized his sources in his interpretations of historical events.
    • Explain how the action in the history plays mirrors the historical and political context of 16th- and 17th-century England.
    • Compare Shakespeare’s histories as literary texts versus theatrical performances or productions.
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