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LIT 111D - 01   William Shakespeare

2023 Summer Quarter

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Career
Undergraduate
Grading
Student Option
Class Number
70017
Type
Lecture
Instruction Mode
In Person
Credits
5 units
General Education
TA
Status
Open
Available Seats
10
Enrollment Capacity
21
Enrolled
11
Wait List Capacity
999
Wait List Total
0

Description

Study of representative works by William Shakespeare. Course topic changes; please see the Class Search for the current topic. Critical approach designations: Canons, Media. Distribution requirements: Poetry, Pre-1750. May be repeated for credit.

Class Notes

From the Instructor: In summer 2023, we will take a deep dive into Shakespeare's greatest, most engrossing tragedy, King Lear, which returns to Santa Cruz Shakespeare for the first time since 2006. We'll go to see that production together (free tickets will be provided by UCSC Shakespeare Workshop) and review other productions for the stage and screen as well. Our topics will include the nature and purpose of tragedy; the place that humanity occupies in the cosmos; the meaning of suffering; the way that Shakespeare understands the role of the theater in transmitting, upholding, and questioning conventional morality; and his perspective on authority and rebellion. No prior knowledge of Shakespeare's work is necessary. All are welcome.

Meeting Information

Days & Times Room Instructor Meeting Dates
TuTh 09:00AM-12:30PM Cowell Acad 223 Keilen,S. 07/31/23 - 09/01/23
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