Shakespeare Syllabus
Fall 2021

English 205 / Humanities 205
Section 01 [H]
Fall 2021
SLN 03462 / 08054 — 3 Credits — No Pre-Requisites
MWF 9:10 – 10:00 am.
WSU thinks Todd 307…. First, Zoom.

Shakespeare Syllabus

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


August 23 — Introductions and Images.
Read the Course Description,
this advice from former students on How to Study,
and my own Work Tips.
August 25 — The Taming of the Shrew, Induction scenes & Act I.
[August 27 — Technocalypse: No Class.]

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

[September 6 — Labor Day Holiday.]
September 8 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.
September 10 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.

September 13 — Macbeth, Act I.
September 15 —Macbeth, Act II.
September 17 —Macbeth, Acts III.

September 20 — Macbeth, Acts IV & V.
September 22 — Music: “Thule, the Period of Cosmography.”
September 24 — Twelfth Night, Act I.

September 27 — Twelfth Night, Act II.
September 29 — Twelfth Night, Act III.
October 1 — Twelfth Night, Act IV.

October 4 — Twelfth Night, Act V.
October 6 — Writing Essays.
October 8 — Midterm Exam & Essay.

October 11 — Other Shakespeare.
October 13 — Fourth Play, Act I.
October 15 — Fourth Play, Act II.

October 18 — Fourth Play, Act III.
October 20 — Fourth Play, Act IV.
October 22 — Fourth Play, Act V.

October 25 — Lucrece.
October 27 — Fifth Play, Act I.
October 29 — Fifth Play, Act II.

November 1 — Fifth Play, Act II.
November 3 — Fifth Play, Act IV.
November 5 — Fifth Play, Act V.

November 8 — Sixth Play, Act I.
November 10 — Sixth Play, Act II.
November 12 –Sixth Play, Act III.

November 15 — Sixth Play, Act IV.
November 17 — Sixth Play, Act V.
November 19 — Bonus Shakespeare.

[November 22 – 26 — THANKSGIVING BREAK]

November 29 — Review.
December 1 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay.
December 3 — Limbo.

December 6 — Shakespeare Games 2021.
December 8 — Bonus Bogus Shakespeare.
December 10 — The rest is silence.