ENGL308A - Special Topics in Shakespeare; Shakespeare and Media

This course will focus on “Shakespeare and Media”: that is, the printed books, manuscripts, theatrical settings, actors, musical instruments, and other means by which Shakespeare’s plays and poems were transmitted. Readings will include the Sonnets, HamletCymbelineMuch Ado About Nothing, and 1 Henry IV. We will also read contextual material, scholarship on Shakespeare’s works, and scholarship on media history and theory. Requirements will include weekly blog posts, two writing assignments, and a final exam.