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.
Todd Hall 302

Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00, and by appointment.
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; First Play, Act I.
August 28 — First Play, Act II.

August 31 — First Play, Act III.
September 2 — First Play, Act IV.
September 4 — First Play, Act V.

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

September 14 — Second Play, Act I.
September 16 — Second Play, Act II & III.
September 18 — Second Play, Act III & IV.

September 21 — Second Play, Acts IV & V.
September 23 — Third Play, Act I.
September 25 — Third Play

September 28 — Third Play, Act II & III.
September 30 — Third Play, Act IV.
October 2 — Review; Writing Advice.

October 5 — Third Play, V. Review.
October 7 — Writing Essays.
October 9 — Midterm Exam & Essay.

October 12 — Exam Return.
October 14 — Fourth Play, Act I.
October 16 — Fourth Play, Act II.

October 19 — Fourth Play, Act III.
October 21 — Fourth Play, Act IV.
October 23 — Fourth Play, Act V.

October 26 — “Thule, The Period of Cosmography.”
October 28 — Fifth Play, Act I.
October 30 — Fifth Play, Act II.

November 2 — Fifth Play, Act III.
November 4 — Fifth Play, Act IV.
November 6 — Fifth Play, Act V.

November 9 — Sixth Play, Act I.
[November 11 — Sacred War Day. No Learning.]
November 13 — Sixth Play, Acts II & III.

November 16 — Sixth Play, Acts III & IV.
November 18 — Sixth Play, Act V.
November 20 — Extra Shakepeare.

[November 23 – 27 — Thanksgiving Holiday.]

November 30 — Lucrece.
December 2 — Review.
December 4 — Last Exam & Essay.

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