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ENAM 0212 Shakespeare II: Tragedies & Romances

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

Sample Topics:

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Julius Caesar
  • Hamlet
  • Othello
  • King Lear
  • Macbeth
  • The Winter’s Tale
  • The Tempest


 Introductory Reading:

  • McEachern, C., ed., The Cambridge Companion to Shakespearean Tragedy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003
  • Thorne, A., ed., Shakespeare’s Romances. Basingstoke: Palgrace Macmillan, 2002
  • Zimmerman, S., ed., Shakespeare’s Tragedies. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 1998
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Brenna Kearney, Autumn Semester 2003 & Spring Semester 2004, William Jewell College.