ENGL 245

Shakespeare: From Script to Stage

This course serves as a Foundations (Works, Cultures, Traditions) course in the English major, and offers students an introduction to the development of Shakespeare?s plays in an early-modern cultural context. Students learn to appreciate Shakespeare?s rhetoric and poetics; approaches to genre and literary convention; exploration of political, intellectual, theological, cosmological, epistemological, moral and social constructs; treatment of gender, sexuality, and early modern identity; and creative use of the physical space of various ?play spaces? (both public and private) that inspired his dramatic imagination.