Shakespeare Studies


The minor in Shakespeare studies is an inter-disciplinary approach to Shakespeare in performance. It is based on these convictions: (1) Shakespeare, as an exemplary literary and historical figure, merits intensive study; (2) the literary, historical, and philosophical study of Shakespeare’s text informs and enriches the production of his plays; (3) the discipline and experience of performing his plays illuminates the academic study of his work.

Professors: Macfie, 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 103Playing Shakespeare I: Shakespeare from School to Stage 24
THTR 412The Shakespeare Project 22
Select one of the following:4-12
English majors complete three non-English approved electives
Theatre arts majors complete three non-theatre arts approved electives
All other majors complete one approved elective outside the major field of study
Total Semester Hours18-20

Approved Electives

CLST 101Classical Mythology4
CLST 200Classical Drama4
ENGL 350Medieval Drama and its Legacy4
ENGL 353English Drama to 16424
ENGL 359Renaissance Literature I4
GREK 401Greek Tragedy I4
GREK 402Greek Tragedy II4
HIST 305Medieval Women -- In Their Own Words4
HIST 354Renaissance Humanism4
LATN 401Roman Comedy4
LATN 402Roman Tragedy4
PHIL 203Ancient Philosophy from Homer to Augustine4
THTR 221Theatre History4
THTR 235Voice and Interpretation4