Fall 2015: Shakespeare


Many of Shakespeare’s plays explore concerns about “faking it”: the anxious feeling people have about the authenticity of their social interactions. This course will examine three of Shakespeare’s plays (a comedy, a tragedy, and a history) through the lenses of authenticity and identity.   Students will learn to formulate and defend their points of view via written essays, oral presentations, visual analysis, and through electronic and nonverbal communication. We will engage with Shakespeare through new media (data-mining, info graphics, and digital research) as well as through traditional aesthetics (films, handmade paper, book art, and palimpsests).

Twelfth Night: Or What You Will 

The Life of Henry V

The Tragedy of Hamlet