ENGL403 - Shakespeare: The Early Works

We will spend several weeks on the Sonnets and Venus and Adonis and then we will read Love's Labor's Lost, Romeo and Juliet, Richard 2, 1Henry 4, Henry 5, 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.