ENGL404 - Shakespeare: The Later Works

We will begin with Hamlet and then move on to Measure for Measure, Macbeth, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, and The Tempest. We will mix in some of the Sonnets as we proceed. Classes will consist of some lectures but mostly discussion. Careful close reading will be emphasized and attention will be paid to questions of genre and historical context. Regular reading quizzes, two papers, and a final examination. (Students who have taken English 304 with Professor Leinwand should consider taking another section of English 404.)


Two English courses in literature; or permission of ARHU-English department.