Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Shakespeare Syllabus
Fall 2022

English 205 / Humanities 205
Section 01 [H]
Fall 2022
SLN 03667 / 08031 — 3 Credits — No Pre-Requisites
MWF 9:10 – 10:00 am.
Todd Hall 320

Shakespeare Syllabus

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


August 22 — Introductions and Images.
Read the Course Description,
this advice from former students on How to Study,
and my own Work Tips.
August 24 — The Taming of the Shrew, Induction & Act I.
August 26 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act II.

August 30 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act III.
September 1 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act IV.
September 3 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act V.

[September 5 — Labor Day Holiday.]
September 7 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.
September 9 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.

September 12 — Hamlet, Act I.
September 14 — Hamlet, Acts I & II.
September 16 — Hamlet, Acts II & III.

September 19 — Hamlet, Acts III & IV.
September 21 — Hamlet, Act V.
September 23 — Music & “Thule, the Period of Cosmography.”

September 26 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I.
September 28 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II.
September 30 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts III & IV.

October 3 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V.
October 5 — Writing Essays. [Zoom.]
October 7 — Review and Other Shakespeare.

October 10 — Midterm Exam & Essay. [Zoom.]
October 12 — Romeo and Juliet, Act I.
October 14 — Romeo and Juliet, Act II.

[October 17 — Outreach Event.]
October 19 — Romeo and Juliet, Act III.
October 21 — Romeo and Juliet, Act IV.

October 24 — Romeo and Juliet, Act V.
October 26 — Lucrece.
October 28 — Macbeth, Act I.

October 31 — Macbeth, Act II.
November 2 — Macbeth, Act III.
November 4 — Macbeth, Acts IV & V.

November 7 — Twelfth Night, Act I.
November 9 — Twelfth Night, Act II.
[November 11 — Holiday.]

November 14 — Twelfth Night, Acts III-IV.
November 16 — Twelfth Night, Acts IV-V.
November 18 — Bonus Shakespeare.

[November 21 – 25 — THANKSGIVING BREAK. Extra-Credit Play Option.]

November 28 — Other Highlights.
November 30 — Review.
December 2 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay.

December 5 — Shakespeare Games 2022.
December 7 — Shakespeare in Italy.
December 9 — The rest is silence.