Shakespeare Studies

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The minor in Shakespeare studies is an interdisciplinary approach to Shakespeare in performance. It is based on these convictions: a) Shakespeare, as an exemplary literary and historical figure, merits intensive study; b) the literary, historical, and philosophical study of Shakespeare’s text informs and enriches the production of his plays; c) the discipline and experience of performing his plays illuminates the academic study of his work.

Professors: Macfie (Chair), Malone

Requirements for the Minor in Shakespeare Studies

The minor requires successful completion of the following:

Course Requirements
ENGL 357Shakespeare I 14
ENGL 358Shakespeare II 14
THTR 232Shakespeare and the Actor4
Select three of the following:12
Classical Mythology
Explorations in Ancient Ethics, Religion, and Belief
Classical Drama
Sex and Sexuality in Classical Antiquity
Women and Gender in Classical Antiquity
Special Topics
Roots of Western Literature
Studies in Drama
Medieval Drama and its Legacy
English Drama to 1642
Renaissance Literature I
Arthurian Literature, Shakespeare, and the Elizabethan Theatre: From Allegory to Inwardness
Greek Tragedy I
Atlantic Britons, 1500-1850
History of Britain and Ireland I
Early Modern Europe
Early Modern Cities
Renaissance and Reformation
British Reformations
Ancient Rome
Medieval Europe II
Medieval Women -- In Their Own Words
Youth and Social networks in the Early Modern
Monsters, Marvels, and Museums
Nature, Magic, and Machines in Early Modern Europe
European Life in the Late Middle Ages and Renaissance
War and Society in Ancient Greece and Rome
History and Religion in Medieval Europe
Experience, Expression, and Exchange in Western Culture: Texts and Contexts of Early Modern World
Ancient Philosophy from Homer to Augustine
Introduction to the Bible I: Old Testament
Introduction to the Bible II: New Testament
Introduction to Rhetoric
Fundamentals of Acting
Theatre History
Classic Plays on the Modern London Stage
Voice and Interpretation
Total Semester Hours24