Course Number 0626-5015-01
Course Name Shakespeare's Classical World
Academic Unit The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities -
Lecturer Dr. Jonathan StavskyContact
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Office HoursBy appointment
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 4
Semester 2020/2
Day Sun
Hours 16:00-18:00
Building Rosenberg-Jewish Stu+Archaelo
Room 205
Semester 2020/2
Day Wed
Hours 16:00-18:00
Building Rosenberg-Jewish Stu+Archaelo
Room 205
Fully online course Course is taught in English
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Short Course Description

The gods, heroes, and villains of Greco-Roman mythology and history populate Shakespeare's oeuvre, from his early narrative poetry to his late romance plays. Why does he keep going back to the classical world? How does he represent it, and to what ends? What are his sources, and how does he use them? Can we speak of a distinctly Shakespearean view of antiquity? The present course seeks to address these questions by closely examining a wide array of poems and plays by the Bard together with their sources and intertexts, which we will be reading in the medieval and Renaissance versions on which he relied, as well as further contextual material from the period and selected scholarship. In addition to deepening your acquaintance with Shakespeare's works and several of the most important authors of antiquity, the course aims to provide some of the fundamental skills needed to research early modern culture, on the one hand, and classical reception history, on the other.
Please note that this course requires full attendance in all classes, including any make-up lessons, regardless of the method of instruction used to teach them.

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Course Requirements

Take-home exam

Students may be required to submit additional assignments
Full requirements as stated in full syllabus

PrerequisiteIntro - British Culture 1 (06261278) +Poetry Analysis (06261217) +Writing Tutorial (06261141) ORBasic Academic Writing (06261142) ORBasic Academic Writing (16621142)

The specific prerequisites of the course,
according to the study program, appears on the program page of the handbook

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