Shakespeare Studies


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 Actor2
Select three of the following:12
Classical Mythology
Classical Drama
Studies in Drama
Medieval Drama and its Legacy
English Drama to 1642
Renaissance Literature I
Greek Tragedy I
Medieval Women -- In Their Own Words
Experience, Expression, and Exchange in Western Culture: Texts and Contexts of Early Modern World
Roman Comedy
Ancient Philosophy from Homer to Augustine
Introduction to Rhetoric
Fundamentals of Acting
Theatre History
Classic Plays on the Modern London Stage
Voice and Interpretation
Total Semester Hours22