Weekly Schedule

 

Week 1

January14
Introductions


January 16 

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

None, In-Class Close Reading of Sonnet

 

None

Handouts: Close Reading and how to cite Shakespeare in your essays.


Week 2

January 21 

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Twelfth Night, Act I

Short Assignment #1 (Sonnet Close Reading)

Trip to Van Pelt Library (last 25 min. of class)

January 23 

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Twelfth Night, Act II

Bedford Companion on “Comedy”

Research Scavenger Hunt

Handout: OED Worksheet/Assignment


Week 3

January 28

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Twelfth Night, Acts III and IV

Short Assignment #2 (OED Assignment)

In-Class Writing Exercise: Constructing Paragraphs


January 30

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Finish Twelfth Night

None

View Trevor Nunn’s ending in Class

In-Class Writing Exercise: Constructing Paragraphs



Week 4

February 4

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

The Tempest, Act I

Lamott selections in Coursepack

Listserv Post

Historical Presentation:Objectors to the Renaissance Stage


Distribute First Essay Assignment


February 6

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

The Tempest, Acts II and III

None

Historical Presentation: 
Magic, Necromancy, and the Occult


Handout: Prewriting Techniques


Week 5

February 11

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

The Tempest Act IV

Orgel Essay on plagiarism (in coursepack)

None



February 13

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Finish The Tempest

First Draft of Essay #1 Due In Class

 


Week 6

February 18

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Essays for Peer Review Workshop of Essay #1

 

 


February 20

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

A Tempest (in coursepack)

 

Historical Presentation: Colonialism and the Virginia Company

 


Week 7

February 25

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Olivier’s Hamlet and selection from Freud (in coursepack)

 

 


February 27

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Hamlet, Act I

 

Historical Presentation: Protestantism and the English Reformation


Week 8

March 4

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Hamlet, Act II


Historical Presentation: Revenge Tragedy


March 6

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

None

Second Draft of Essay #1

Textual Comprarison Assignment


In the Library for rare books presentation
 


Week 9 (Spring Break)


Week 10

March 18

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Hamlet, Act II and III

 

Historical Presentation: Gender and Women in the Renaissance


March 20

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Hamlet, Act IV


 


Friday, March 21--First Draft of Essay #2 due in my box by 12:00


Week 11

March 25

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Hamlet Act V 

Listserv Post

Distribute Essay #3 Assignment


March 27

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Essay #2 Workshop

 

Preparations for Workshop



Week 12

April 1

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Romeo and Juliet Acts I and II

 

 

Historical Presentation: Dating and Courting in the Renaissance


April 3

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Romeo and Juliet Acts III and IV

 

Second Draft of Essay #2
 



Week 13

April 8

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Finish Romeo and Juliet

 

 

 


April 10

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet

 

 


Week 14

April 15 

Reading/Preparation

Assignments Due

Other Activities

Shakespeare in Love

First Draft of Final Essay

 


April 17

Peer Review Workshop


Week 15

April 22

Peer Review Workshop


April 24

LAST DAY OF CLASS
Evaluations, Wrap-up, party!
 

May 1
Final Essay Due