Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Shakespeare Syllabus
Fall 2023

English 205 / Humanities 205
Section 01 [H]
Fall 2023
SLN 04176 / 08377 — 3 Credits — No Pre-Requisites
MWF 9:10 – 10:00am.
Sloan 7 / Vancouver someplace.

Shakespeare Syllabus

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


August 21 — Introductions and Images.
Read the Course Description,
this advice from former students on How to Study,
and my own Work Tips.
August 23 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act I.
August 25 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act II.

August 28 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act III.
August 30 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act IV.
September 1 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act V.

[September 4 — Labor Day Holiday.]
September 6 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.
September 8 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.

September 11 — Julius Caesar, Act I.
September 13 — Julius Caesar, Act II.
September 15 — Julius Caesar, Act III.

September 18 — Julius Caesar, Acts IV & V.
September 20 — Hamlet, Act I.
September 22 — Music: “Thule, the Period of Cosmography.”

September 25 — Hamlet, Act II.
September 27 — Hamlet, Act III.
September 29 — Hamlet, Act IV.

October 2 — Hamlet, Act V.
October 4 — Writing Essays.
October 6 — Other Shakespeare and Review.

October 9 — Midterm Exam & Essay. [Zoom.]
October 11 — Twelfth Night, Act I.
October 13 — Lucrece.

October 16 — Twelfth Night, Act II.
October 18 — Twelfth Night, Act III.
October 20 — Twelfth Night, Act IV.

October 23 — Twelfth Night, Act V.
October 25 — Macbeth, Act I.
October 27 — Macbeth, Act II.

October 30 — Macbeth, Act III.
November 1 — Macbeth, Act IV.
November 3 — Macbeth, Act V.

November 6 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I.
November 8 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II.
[November 10 — Holiday.]

November 13 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts III-IV.
November 15 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V.
November 17 — Shakespeare in Italy. [Zoom.]

[November 20 – 24 — THANKSGIVING BREAK]

November 27 — The Complete Histories.
November 29 — Review. [Zoom.]
December 1 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay. [Remote.]

[December 4 — Cancelled.]
December 6 — Shakespeare Games 2023.
December 8 — Bonus Shakespeare: 624, The Virgin Volta, Railing. [Zoom.]