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 — First Play, Act I.
August 26 — First Play, Act II.

August 30 — First Play, Act III.
September 1 — First Play, Act IV.
September 3 — First Play, Act V.

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

September 12 — Second Play, Act I.
September 14 — Second Play, Act II.
September 16 — Second Play, Act III.

September 19 — Second Play, Acts IV & V.
September 21 — Music: “Thule, the Period of Cosmography.”
September 23 — Third Play, Act I.

September 26 — Third Play, Act II.
September 28 — Third Play, Act III.
September 30 — Third Play, Act IV.

October 3 — Third Play, Act V.
October 5 — Writing Essays.
October 7 — Midterm Exam & Essay.

October 10 — Other Shakespeare.
October 12 — Fourth Play, Act I.
October 14 — Fourth Play, Act II.

October 17 — Fourth Play, Act III.
October 19 — Fourth Play, Act IV.
October 21 — Fourth Play, Act V.

October 24 — Lucrece.
October 26 — Fifth Play, Act I.
October 28 — Fifth Play, Acts I-II.

October 31 — Fifth Play, Act III.
November 2 — Fifth Play, Acts III-IV.
November 4 — Fifth Play, Acts IV-V.

November 7 — Fifth Play, Act V.
November 9 — Sixth Play, Act I.
[November 11 — Holiday.]

November 14 — Sixth Play, Acts II-III.
November 16 — Sixth Play, Acts IV-V.
November 18 — Bonus Shakespeare.

[November 21 – 25 — THANKSGIVING BREAK]

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

December 5 — Shakespeare Games 2022.
December 7 — Bonus Bogus Shakespeare.
December 9 — The rest is silence.