Shakespeare Syllabus
Spring 2022

English/Humanities 205
Section 01 [HUM]
Spring 2022
SLN 03217 / 08022
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


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


January 12 — Introductions and Images.
Read the Course Description,
this advice from former students on How to Study,
and my own Work Tips.
January 14 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act I.

[January 17 — Holiday.]
January 19 — The Taming of the Shrew, Act II.
January 21 — The Taming of the Shrew, Acts III & IV.

January 24 — The Taming of the Shrew, Acts IV & V.
January 26 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.
January 28 — The Shakespeare Authorship Question.

January 31 — Macbeth, Act I.
February 2 — Macbeth, Act II.
February 4 — Macbeth, Act III.

February 7 — Macbeth, Act IV.
February 9 — Macbeth, Act V.
February 11 — Music: Madrigals and Thule, the Period of Cosmography.

February 14 — Third Play, Act I.
February 16 — Third Play, Act II.
February 18 — Third Play, Act III.

[February 21 — St. Nixon Holy Day.]
February 23 — Third Play, Acts IV & V.
February 25 — Writing Advice.

February 28 — Midterm Exam & Essay.
March 2 — Fourth Play, Act I.
March 4 — Fourth Play, Act II.

March 7 — Fourth Play, Acts III & IV.
March 9 — Fourth Play, Act V.
March 11 — Extra Shakespeare.

[March 14 – 18 — Spring Break Woo.]

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

March 28 — Fifth Play, Act IV.
March 30 — Fifth Play, Act V.
April 1 — Lucrece.

April 4 — Sixth Play, Act I.
April 6 — Sixth Play, Act II.
April 8 — Sixth Play, Act III.

April 11 — Sixth Play, Act IV.
April 13 — Sixth Play, Act V.
April 15 — Shakespeare in Italy.

April 18 — Review.
April 20 — End-of-Semester Exam.
April 22 — Essay Due; no Zoom meeting.

April 25 — Shakespeare Games 2022.
April 27 — Extra Shakespeare: Railing, etc.
April 29 — The rest is silence.