ENGL403 - Shakespeare: The Early Works

This course will focus on Shakespeare’s sonnets and his narrative poem Venus and Adonis, together with seven of his earlier plays, including Henry IV Part 1, The Merchant of Venice and Titus Andronicus. We will also read contextual material and selected literary criticism. Requirements will include reading quizzes, sonnet memorization, weekly contributions to a course blog, two papers, and a final exam.


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