Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Shakespeare Syllabus

English 205
Section 01 [HUM]
Spring 2019
SLN 03711
MWF 10:10 – 11:00 am.
College Hall 125
Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
Hours: MWF 9:00 – 10:00, and by appointment.
Phone: 509-335-4832
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu
 


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


January 7 — Introductions and Images.
Read the Course Description, this advice from former students on How to Study, and my own Work Tips.
January 9 — Background; The Taming of the Shrew, Act I.
January 11 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act II.

January 14 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act III.
January 16 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act IV.
January 18 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act V.

[January 21 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day.]
January 23 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.
January 25 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.

January 28 — Othello, Act I.
January 30 — Othello, Acts II & III.
February 1 — Othello, Acts III & IV.

February 4 — Othello, Act V.
February 6 — “Thule, the Period of Cosmography.”
February 8 — Hamlet, Act I.

[February 11 — Snow Day.]
February 13 — Hamlet, Acts II & III.
February 15 — Hamlet, Acts III & IV.

[February 18 — St. Nixon Holy Day.]
February 20 — Hamlet, Act V.
February 22 — Writing Advice.

February 25 — First Exam & Essay.
February 27 — Introduction to History Plays.
March 1 — Henry V, Acts I & II.

March 4 — Henry V, Acts II & III.
March 6 — Henry V, Acts III & IV.
March 8 — Bonus Shakespeare.

[March 11 – 15 — SPRING BREAK.]

March 18 — Henry V, Acts IV & V.
March 20 — Lucrece.
March 22 — Much Ado About Nothing, Acts I & II.

March 25 — Much Ado About Nothing, Acts II & III.
March 27 — Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV.
March 29 — Much Ado About Nothing, Act V.

April 1 — Macbeth, Acts I & II.
April 3 — Macbeth, Acts II & III.
April 5 — Macbeth, Acts III & IV.

April 8 — Macbeth, Acts IV & V.
April 10 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts I & II.
April 12 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts III & IV.

April 15 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V; Review.
April 17 — End-of-Semester Exam & Essay.
April 19 — Suspension.

April 22 — Shakespeare Games 2019.
April 24 — Extra Shakespeare: Railing, Italy, etc.
April 26 — The rest is silence.