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Welcome to my Shakespeare class! I am very excited to spend this semester with you. The information in this syllabus is designed to help you to be successful in my class. Please take the time to read the syllabus. You may also want to share this syllabus with your parents/guardians. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask in class, or send me an email. I will always do my best to communicate my expectations to you and make myself available to help you to be successful. I know that Shakespeare can seem a little scary for students because of the language. But the stories he tells are very compelling and I will do my best to break down those language barriers. Just do you best and you will be fine!
During the semester we will read three or four plays: We will start with one of Shakespeare’s best comedies Twelfth Night. After that we will read what is considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest play, Hamlet. These two plays, and many of Shakespeare’s sonnets will bring us to the midpoint of our semester. After the midterm, we will read his finest history play, Henry V. If we have time, we may read Othello, or The Taming of the Shrew. We will watch film versions of each of these plays in Shakespeare’s language, and we will also study modern film adaptations.
Ben Johnson once said that Shakespeare "is not of an age, he is for all time." His works have been read and performed for over 400 years, and will continued to be read and performed for over 400 more.
Daily Agenda and Homework
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