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Tales of love, lust, and betrayal; greed, jealousy, and murder; revenge, mercy, and redemption—welcome to the world of Shakespeare! You’ll discover how Shakespeare’s characters have beguiled audiences for over 400 years. We’ll read two comedies, a history play, a tragedy, and a romance:  A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Merchant of VeniceRichard IIIHamlet or Othello, and The Tempest.

Assignments include weekly discussion posts and reading quizzes, two Zoom conferences, two papers, and a creative project on Shakespeare’s relevance in the 21st century.  

Taught by Teresa Nugent ONLINE during B-term (July 7 - August 7, 2020).