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ENAM 0210 Shakespeare I: Histories and Comedies

The course presented a detailed study of Shakespeare’s most important history plays and comedies. Close textual analysis of the individual dramas, in terms of structure and thematic content, was allied to a survey of their wider role in the entire Shakespearian corpus and to the history of English literature at this crucial phase of its development.

Sample Topics

  • Richard II
  • Richard III
  • Henry IV (1 and 2)
  • Henry V
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Twelfth Night
  • As You Like It
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