Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Shakespeare Syllabus
Fall 2020

English 205 / Humanities 205
Section 01 [H]
Fall 2020
SLN 04986 / 15162
MWF 9:10 am – 10:00 am.

Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00, and by appointment.
Office Phone: 509-335-4832
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu


[We will be reading plays selected by the class.
So the syllabus will develop and change throughout the semester.]


August 24 — Introductions and Images. 
Read the Course Description,
this advice from former students on How to Study,
and my own Work Tips.
August 26 — Background; The Taming of the Shrew, Act I.
August 28 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act II.

August 31 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act III.
September 2 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act IV.
September 4 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act V.

[September 7 — Holy Day.]
September 9 — The Shakespeare Authorship Controversy.
September 11 — The Shakespeare Authorship Controversy.

September 14 — Histories Intro.; Henry V, Act I.
September 16 — Henry V, Act II.
September 18 — Henry V, Act III.

September 21 — Henry V, Acts IV.
September 23 — Henry V, Act V.
September 25 — Romeo and Juliet, Act I.

September 28 — Romeo and Juliet, Act II.
September 30 — Romeo and Juliet, Act III.
October 2 — Romeo and Juliet, Act IV; Review.

October 5 — Romeo and Juliet, V.
October 7 — Writing Essays.
October 9 — Midterm Exam & Essay.

October 12 — “Thule, The Period of Cosmography.”
October 14 — Twelfth Night, Act I.
October 16 — Twelfth Night, Act II.

October 19 — Twelfth Night, Act III.
October 21 — Twelfth Night, Act IV.
October 23 — Twelfth Night, Act V.

October 26 — Macbeth, Act I.
October 28 — Macbeth, Act II.
October 30 — Macbeth, Act III.

November 2 — Macbeth, Act IV.
November 4 — Macbeth, Act V.
November 6 — Lucrece.

November 9 — Hamlet, Act I.
[November 11 — Sacred War Day. No Learning. No Class.]
November 13 — Hamlet, Act II.

November 16 — Hamlet, Act III.
November 18 — Hamlet, Act IV.
November 20 — Extra Shakepeare.

[November 23 – 27 — Thanksgiving Holiday.]

November 30 — Hamlet, Act V.
December 2 — Review.
December 4 — Final Exam & Essay.

December 7 — Hiatus.
December 9 — Shakespeare Games.
December 11 — The rest is silence. [O, o, o, o.]