Michael Delahoyde, PhD

Professor of English

Shakespeare Syllabus
Spring 2021

English/Humanities 205
Section 01 [HUM]
Spring 2021
SLN 03967 / 10595
MWF 9:10 – 10:00 am.
Zoom
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


Shakespeare Syllabus

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


January 20 — Introductions and Images.
Read the Course Description,
this advice from former students on How to Study,
and my own Work Tips.
January 22 — The Taming of the Shrew, Induction & Act I.

January 25 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act II.
January 27 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act III.
January 29 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act IV.

February 1 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act V.
February 3 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.
February 5 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.

February 8 — Macbeth, Act I.
February 10 — Macbeth, Act II.
February 12 — Macbeth, Act III.

[February 15 — St. Nixon Holy Day.]
February 17 — Macbeth, Acts IV & V.
February 19 — Music: Madrigals and Thule, the Period of Cosmography.

February 22 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act I.
February 24 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II.
February 26 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Acts III & IV.

March 1 — A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act V.
March 3 — Writing Advice.
March 5 — Review.

March 8 — Midterm Exam & Essay.
March 10 — Hamlet, Act I.
March 12 — Hamlet, Acts I & II.

March 15 — Hamlet, Acts II & III.
[March 17 — “Academic Break Day” — You’re all suspended.]
March 19 — Hamlet, Act III.

March 22 — Hamlet, Act IV.
March 24 — Hamlet, Act V.
[March 26 — No Zoom.]

March 29 — Lucrece.
March 31 — The Merchant of Venice, Act I.
April 2 — The Merchant of Venice, Acts II & III.

April 5 — The Merchant of Venice, Acts III & IV.
April 7 — The Merchant of Venice, Act V.
April 9 — Shakespeare in Italy.

April 12 — Much Ado About Nothing, Acts I & II.
April 14 — Much Ado About Nothing, Acts II & III.
April 16 — Much Ado About Nothing, Acts III & IV.

April 19 — Much Ado About Nothing, Act V.
April 21 — End-of-Semester Exam.
April 23 — Essay Due; no Zoom meeting.

April 26 — Shakespeare Games 2021.
April 28 — Extra Shakespeare: Railing, etc.
April 30 — The rest is silence.