Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Shakespeare Syllabus
Spring 2020

English 205
Section 01 [H]
Spring 2020
SLN 03140 — 3 Credits — No Pre-Requisites
MWF 9:10 – 10:00 am.
Murrow Hall 307 and home.


Dr. Michael Delahoyde
Avery Hall 355 — Washington State University
Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00, and by appointment.
Phone: 509-335-4832
E-mail: delahoyd@wsu.edu

 


Introduction to Shakespeare

 


 

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


January 13 — Introductions and Images.
Read the Course Description,
this advice from former students on How to Study,
and my own Work Tips.
January 15 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act I.
January 17 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act II.

[January 20 — Martin Luther King Jr. Day.]
January 22 — The Taming of the Shrew, Acts III & IV.
January 24 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act V.

January 27 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.
January 29 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.
January 31 — Julius Caesar, Act I.

February 3 — Julius Caesar, Act II.
[February 5 — Snow Day.]
February 7 — Julius Caesar, Act III.

February 10 — Julius Caesar, Acts IV & V.
February 12 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts I & II.
February 14 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts III & IV.

[February 17 — St. Nixon Holy Day.]
February 19 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V.
February 21 — Music: “Thule, The Period of Cosmography.”

February 24 — Lucrece.
February 26 — Writing Advice.
February 28 — The Art of Railing; Review.

March 2 — Midterm Exam & Essay.
March 4 — Macbeth, Act I.
March 6 — Macbeth, Act II.

March 9 — Macbeth, Act III.
March 11 — Macbeth, Acts IV & V.
[March 13 — No class.]

[March 16 – 20 — SPRING “BREAK.”]

March 23 — Zoom: Hamlet, Act I.
March 25 — Zoom: Hamlet, Acts I & II.
March 27 — Hamlet, Acts II & III.

March 30 — Zoom: Hamlet, Act III.
April 1 — Zoom: Hamlet, Act IV. (Blackboard optional.)
April 3 — Zoom: Hamlet, Act V.

April 6 — History Plays Overview.
April 8 — Zoom: Much Ado About Nothing, Act I.
April 10 — Zoom: Much Ado About Nothing, Act II.

April 13 — Zoom: Much Ado About Nothing, Act III.
April 15 — Much Ado About Nothing, Act IV.
April 17 — Zoom: Much Ado About Nothing, Act V.

April 20 — Zoom: Last Bits.
April 22 — Zoom: Review.
April 24 — End-of-Semester Exam.

April 27 — Final Essay Due on Blackboard.
April 29 — Optional Zoom: Shreds and patches of other plays.
May 1 — Optional Zoom: What I Did on My Summer Vacations.
The rest is silence.