Over the course of 5 classes we will delve into the language and structure of Shakespeare's plays. We will read 5 plays and each class will focus on the structure of each of the 5 acts. We will use various tools to delve into and understand his language. We will learn about his world and how his time affected his writing.
By the end of this course, you will have extensive knowledge of his language, a thorough understanding of his play's structure, and comprehensive knowledge about why we still study his work over 400 years later.
I plan on teaching: Hamlet, Midsummer, Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, and Richard III. During the first class we will discuss these plays and decide on those we will be reading.