Shakespeare and His Age

Aus Iaawiki

Sommersemester 2019

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Course Information
Nr. Kursbezeichnung Typ Zeit Raum DozentIn
154223 Shakespeare and His Age - Group A 2 HS Do 08:30 – 10:00 R. 3.206 Binder
154224 Shakespeare and His Age - Group B 2 HS Do 10:15 – 11:45 R. 3.206 Binder
Course Description

The course presents a survey of the

  • socio-cultural context of Shakespeare’s works
  • his life
  • the canon of his works
  • his adaptation of literary and non-literary models and sources
  • the history of Elizabethan-Jacobean drama and theatre
  • the ancient, medieval and Renaissance traditions of Shakespeare’s theatre
  • the relations between playwright and audience as well as between text and performance
  • the development of early new/modern English
  • issues of printing and editing Shakespeare’s works
  • the history of Shakespeare criticism and recent trends in scholarship and research

The course is complemented by the participants’ reading of selected plays by Shakespeare:

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • The Tempest

Recommended editions for purchase:

  • Bantam Classics editions ed. by David Bevington
  • The Worlds Classics editions
  • Deutsch-englische Studienausgabe

The course includes video presentations of filmed stagings. A ‘Reader’ with important materials on each of the topics will be available a week prior to the beginning of the course (“Copyshop”).

Course Requirements

When you pick the course, please consider the particular requirements you need to fulfil according to your examination regulations. As to requirements, credits will be awarded on the basis of either:

  • ‘aktive Teilnahme’ (oral presentation and shorter paper)
  • Literature/Culture Projects (presentation in class)
  • term paper (including participation in class discussion)

Personal attendance during the first session is required to maintain the enrolment status. The tasks will be assigned during the very first session already, so be here on time!

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