ENGL403 - Shakespeare: The Early Works

We will spend several weeks on the Sonnets and Venus and Adonis. Plays will include The Merchant of Venice, Richard II, 1 Henry IV, As You Like It , and Hamlet . Classes will consist of a mixture of lecture and discussion. Careful 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.


Two English courses in literature or permission of department.