This unit is an intensive study of plays by Shakespeare in a variety of genres, particularly focusing on current critical interventions, as well as the detailed reading of Shakespeare's dramatic language. Current approaches to Shakespeare read his texts as a way of thinking about ideas of urgent concern in the twenty first century: the environment and ideas of the natural; sexuality and gender; scepticism and belief. Watching film versions of the plays will form an integral part of our study.
2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
1x500wd metaphor exercise (20%), 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in English.Prohibitions