RICHARD L. W. CLARKE


 

 

 

LITS2207 INTRODUCTION TO SHAKESPEARE

2017-2018

MODULE TWO: TRAGEDIES AND ROMANCES
 

WEEK SEVEN: TRAGEDIES I: KING LEAR
(Week of March 05)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1:
  • Introduction to the Tragedies
  • The Shakespeare Folger Library edition may be found here: King Lear
  • Act I
Notes:
  • A very rough plot summary of King Lear (TBA)
TUTORIAL:
 
SEMINAR 2:
  • Act II
Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

Online:
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Print:

  • Bradley, A. C.  Shakespearean Tragedy.  London: Macmillan, 1961.

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
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WEEK EIGHT: TRAGEDIES II: KING LEAR
(Week of March 12)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1:
  • Act III
Notes:
TUTORIAL:
 
SEMINAR 2:
  • Act IV
Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 

WEEK NINE: TRAGEDIES III: KING LEAR
(Week of March 19)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1:
  • Act V
Notes:
TUTORIAL:
 
SEMINAR 2:
  • Review
Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 

WEEK TEN: ROMANCES I: THE WINTER'S TALE
(Week of March 26)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1:
  • Introduction to the Romances
  • The Shakespeare Folger Library edition may be found here: The Winter's Tale
  • Act I
Notes:
  • A very rough plot summary of The Winter's Tale (TBA)
TUTORIAL:
 
SEMINAR 2:
  • Act II
Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

Online:
  •  

Print:

  • Felperin, Howard.  Shakespearean Romance.  Princeton: Princeton UP, 1972.
  • Frye, Northrop.  A Natural Perspective: the Development of Shakespearean Comedy and Romance. New York: Columbia UP, 1965.
  • Kay, Carol McGinnis, and Henry E. Jacobs.  Shakespeare's Romances Reconsidered.  Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1978.
  • Kermode, Frank.  Shakespeare: the Final Plays. London: Longman, 1963.

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
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WEEK ELEVEN: ROMANCES II: THE WINTER'S TALE
(Week of April 02)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1:
  • Act III
Notes:
TUTORIAL:
 
SEMINAR 2:
  • Act IV
Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
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WEEK TWELVE: ROMANCES III: THE WINTER'S TALE
(Week of April 09)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1:
  • Act V
Notes:
TUTORIAL:
 
SEMINAR 2:
  • Review
Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

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PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
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You should be preparing from this point onwards for the Final Exam.

END OF MODULE TWO
 

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