Shakespeare and Tragic Experience

Course Number: ENGL 165ST
Prerequisites: Writing 2 or upper-division standing
Advisory Enrollment Information: May be repeated for credit providing letter designations are different.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: GE Area G Requirement, Writing Requirement
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 165AA-ZZ
Quarter: Summer B 2017
Instructor: Kearney, James
Day(s): MTWR
Time: 9:30am - 10:35am
Location: SH 2617

In this course we will study only two of Shakespeare's tragedies -- Macbeth and King Lear -- but we will study them well. Our focus will be tragedy and the nature of tragic experience in Shakespearean drama.  We will also examine film adaptations of these plays (Kurosawa, Kozintsev, Bhardwaj, Brook) to see how modern directors take up the tragic in Shakespeare. Requirements: careful reading, regular attendance, active participation, a final research paper, and a final exam.