ENGL403 - Shakespeare: The Early Works

We will read selected Sonnets and seven plays--probably the Merchant of Venice, Titus Andronicus, Much Ado About Nothing, Midsummer Night's Dream, Richard II, Julius Caesar, and Henry V. As well as two modernizers: Peter Whelan's "The Herbal Bed" and Edward Bond's "Bingo." We will also read S. Schoenbaum's "Compact Documentary Life." You must also attend a play on the DC professional stage. There will be four quizzes and forty pages of writing on various critical and reportage topics.


Two English courses in literature or permission of department.