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ENGL 240: Bard on the Beach: An Introduction to Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance

This class is an introduction to Shakespeare and performance. As such, students will not be expected to have a background in Shakespeare studies or performance studies and we will spend a lot of time unpacking and explaining Shakespeare’s sometimes complex and counter intuitive language and plots. By the end of this class, however, students should learn techniques that will help them understand the four plays that we are studying and Shakespeare’s oeuvre in general.