Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Shakespeare Syllabus
Fall 2024

English 205 / Humanities 205
Section 01 [H]
Fall 2024
SLN 05543 / 09178 — 3 Credits — No Pre-Requisites
MWF 9:10 – 10:00am.
Avery 8

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 — The Taming of the Shrew, 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 — Second Play, Act I.
September 11 — Second Play, Act II.
September 13 — Second Play, Act III.

September 16 — Second Play, Acts IV & V.
September 18 — Third Play, Act I.
September 20 — Music: “Thule, the Period of Cosmography.”

September 23 — Third Play, Acts II & III.
September 25 — Third Play, Act IV.
[September 27 — Conference. No Class.]

September 30 — Third Play, Act V.
October 2 — Writing Essays.
October 4 — Other Shakespeare and Review.

October 7 — Midterm Exam & Essay. [Zoom.]
October 9 — Fourth Play, Act I.
October 11 — Lucrece.

October 14 — Fourth Play, Acts II & III.
October 16 — Fourth Play, Act IV.
October 18 — Fourth Play, Act V.

October 21 — Fifth Play, Act I.
October 23 — Fifth Play, Act II.
October 25 — Fifth Play, Act III.

October 28 — Fifth Play, Act IV.
October 30 — Fifth Play, Act V.
November 1 — Sixth Play, Act I.

November 4 — Sixth Play, Act II.
November 6 — Sixth Play, Act III.
November 8 — Sixth Play, Act IV.

[November 11 — Holiday.].
November 13 — Sixth Play, Act V.
November 15 — Shakespeare in Italy. [Zoom.]

November 18 — The Complete Histories.
November 20 — Review. [Zoom.]
December 22 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay. [Remote.]

[November 25 – 29 — THANKSGIVING BREAK]

December 2 — Shakespeare Games 2024.
December 6 — Bonus Shakespeare: 624, The Virgin Volta, Railing. [Zoom.]
December 8 — The rest is silence.