THEA 395: Shakespeare Mechanics: Verse & Text

This is one of the special topics courses being offered in Theater and the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Minor at CNU in Spring 2018.  It will be taught by Dr. Laura Grace Godwin, MWF 3:00 – 3:50p.

William Shakespeare [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

William Shakespeare [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Description and Objectives:

This course explores selected works of William Shakespeare from the perspective of a theater or literature professional preparing to present his works onstage or in a classroom. In completing the course, students will acquire a) techniques for analyzing and
speaking Shakespeare’s verse and prose and b) skills necessary to evaluate and utilize the wide variety of Shakespearean
playtexts available to the contemporary reader, performer, scholar, and teacher.

Upon completion of this THEA 395, successful students will be able to:
+ identify how different social, cultural & historical contexts have shaped theater
+ write effectively
+ critique theatrical performance using appropriate analytical, critical & historical language & framework

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