310.01 SHAKESPEARE

PAUL C. DOHERTY
SPRING 2002 CARNEY 326 MTWTHF 3-5
CAMPION 328, MWF 10 2-3705 or <paul.doherty@bc.edu>

TEXTS
The Riverside Shakespeare, ed. Evans et al. 2nd ed. 1997
The Genius of Shakespeare, Jonathan Bate. Picador 1997

ASSIGNMENTS / EXAMINATION / GRADING
Together we will read six plays: Romeo and Juliet, 1 Henry IV, Much Ado about Nothing, Twelfth Night, Othello, and Hamlet. Brief written exercises related to each play are to be completed on the asterisked dates below. (At least four of six must be completed.) Each student will take part in a performance of a short scene. The dates of these performances are also indicated on the calendar below. (The subject matters of the written exercises, the scenes to be performed and their casts, will be specified in separate syllabi prepared for each play.) Contemporary film versions of Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado about Nothing, Othello, and Hamlet will be shown during the course of the semester. Attendance is optional, but recommended; one of your exercises will be related to one of these films. Chapters in The Genius of Shakespeare will be discussed briefly at the start of the Monday classes. The final examination will take place on Wednesday, May 8, at 9 a.m. The semester grade will be the average of the four highest-graded written exercises (75%) and the final examination (25%).

CALENDAR

Week of:

Monday

Wednesday

Friday

January 14

R&J

Act 1

2

January 21

x

3 Th. film

4

January 28

5

scene

sc*

February 4

l HIV 1

2

3, 4

February 11

5

sc

sc*

February 18

Ado 1, 2

3

4

February 25

5

T. film sc-

sc*

March 4

x

x

x

March 11

TN 1

2

3

March 18

4, 5

sc

sc*

March 25

O 1

2, 3

x

April 1

x T film

4

5

April 8

sc

sc*

H 1

April 15

x

2

3

April 22

4

5 Th. film

sc

April 29

sc*

x

x