Seeing & Hearing Shakespeare

From TSAS Library
Jump to: navigation, search

Department English Language and Literature
Teacher Jeffery Donaldson
Sessions 1
GR Code EL
Offered Previously
Open to Freshmen

This course begins by establishing an appreciation for the accomplishment of the work, its scope and successful treatment of the full range of human experience. We will debunk any myth about the authorship. Students will experience several of Shakespeare's plays with contextual awareness, all three play types: comedies, tragedies, and histories. Most of the course will involve recorded stage productions and film adaptations. We hope to see a live performance, and after each experience, students will reflect on the relevance of the story, the characters. The primary goal of experiencing "Shakespeare" in depth: to better understand the works as timeless and universal.