Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

205 Syllabus Fall 2019

English 205 — Shakespeare
Section 01
Fall 2019
SLN 01811
MWF 10:10-11:00
Thompson Hall 201


Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
Hours: MWF 9:00-10:00, and by appointment.
Phone: 509-335-4832
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu

 


Shakespeare Syllabus


 

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


August 19 — Introductions and Images.
Read the Course Description,
this advice from former students on How to Study,
and my own Work Tips.
August 21 — Background; The Taming of the Shrew, Induction & Act I.
August 23 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act II.

August 26 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act III.
August 28 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act IV.
August 30 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act V.

[September 2 — Labor Day Holiday.]
September 4 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.
September 6 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.

September 9 — Julius Caesar, Act I.
September 11 —Julius Caesar, Act II.
September 13 —Julius Caesar, Acts III.

September 16 — Julius Caesar, Acts IV & V.
September 18 — Hamlet, Act I.
September 20 — Hamlet, Acts I & II.

September 23 — Hamlet, Act III.
[September 25 — Intermission.]
September 27 — Hamlet, Act IV.

[September 30 — Conference.]
October 2 — Hamlet, Act V.
October 4 — Writing Essays.

October 7 — Midterm Exam & Essay.
October 9 — Music: “Thule, the Period of Cosmography.”
October 11 — Romeo and Juliet, Act I.

October 14 — Romeo and Juliet, Act II.
October 16 — Romeo and Juliet, Acts III & IV.
October 18 — Romeo and Juliet, Act V.

October 21 — Lucrece.
October 23 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts I & II.
October 25 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts III & IV.

October 28 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V.
October 30 — Macbeth, Act I.
November 1 — Macbeth, Act II.

November 4 — Macbeth, Act III.
November 6 — Macbeth, Acts IV & V.
November 8 — Railing, Merchant, Othello Rap.

[November 11 — Sacred War Holiday. No Class Whatsoever.]
November 13 — Shakespeare Histories.
November 15 — Shakespeare Excerpts.

November 18 — Review.
November 20 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay.
November 22 — Limbo.

[November 25 – 29 — THANKSGIVING BREAK]

December 2 — Shakespeare Games 2019.
December 4 — Bonus Bogus Shakespeare.
December 6 — The rest is silence.