2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Shakespeare and His Time


Summer 2012 quarter

Trevor Speller British literature
Fields of Study
language studies, literature and writing
Preparatory for studies or careers in
literature, cultural studies, humanities

This all-level summer program offers students an opportunity to study the works of Shakespeare in the context of Elizabethan literature. We will read plays, poems, fiction, and non-fiction by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, and we will look at different productions of Shakespeare’s works on film and on stage. A significant part of the program involves traveling to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Aug 13-16) to see two contemporary productions of Shakespeare’s plays, which may include Romeo and Juliet, Henry V, and As You Like It.

Over the course of five weeks, we will try to understand who Shakespeare was through a close reading of his works. Students will read and write, converse and research, and watch films in seminar and lecture. We will consider whether Shakespeare is deserving of his reputation, in part by comparing his works to those of his peers in Elizabethan England.

Interested students are encouraged to contact the instructor via email.

Advertised Schedule
9a-noon Mon, 10a-noon Wed/Thu (Jul. 30 - Aug. 30); trip to Oregon tentatively scheduled for Aug. 13-16
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$325 for travel, tickets, and accommodations
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
June 5th, 2012 Description changed; travel dates and required fee reduced.