Shakespeare Lectures 2015-16 (July version): Venues still to be confirmed Lectures at 2 on Mondays and 12 on Wednesdays
Pre-course reading. Please look at the four plays set for the first weeks of term (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, Henry V and Dr Faustus) and read about the Elizabethan Stage and the theatre companies, for example in Andrew Gurr, The Shakespearian Stage 1574-1642, 4th edition (Cambridge, 2009). You should purchase Shakespeare’s complete works in either the Norton or the Oxford edition and Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus and other plays (Oxford).
Week One Wednesday 7 October: The aims of the module; the theatres; the companies (PP)
Week 2 Monday 12 October: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (AH)
Wednesday 14 October: Eyes and ears in Hamlet (PP)
Week 3 Monday 19 October: Henry V (PM)
Wednesday 21 October: Scenic form and Building sequences of scenes: Hamlet Act 3 (PM)