English 124d. Shakespearean Tragedy

Instructor: Stephen Greenblatt
Terms: Spring Term

Mondays & Wednesdays, 10-11 am | Location: Harvard Hall 201

We will read the succession of tragedies from the early Titus Andronicus and Romeo and Juliet to the late Antony and Cleopatra and Coriolanus, with particular attention to the astonishing sequence of Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. Part of the course will involve screening and discussion of film, as well as glimpses of modern adaptations. Readings will include theories of tragedy, as well as Shakespearean sources and modern criticism.

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