Assistant Professor of English
13 Sanborn House
Department of English
Hanover, NH 03755
16th and 17th Century English literature
Theory and performance
"Shakespeare in 3D: The Depth, Dimension and Doubling of Shakespeare's Actors"
English 24: Shakespeare I 10F
A study of about ten plays spanning Shakespeare’s career, including comedies, histories, tragedies, and romances. Attention will be paid to Shakespeare’s language; to his dramatic practices and theatrical milieu; and to the social, political, and philosophical issues raised by the action of the plays. Videotapes will supplement the reading. Exercises in close reading and interpretative papers. Prerequisite: Writing 2/3, Writing 5 or Writing 5 exemption status. Dist: LIT; WCult: W. Course Group I. CA tag Genre-drama.
English 60.5: Some Elements of Drama 11W
Traversing about ten plays and a survey of critical responses to theater and performance, the class will entertain questions about the purpose of theater, the fascination and anxiety it occasions, and the complex dynamics it initiates among players, playgoers and playtexts, in an attempt to understand what drama does for, as well as to, audiences. We'll attend to how plays prompt their own performances, to the challenges and opportunities they present for actors, and to each play's potential to anticipate and exploit its own reception. Theories of liveness, realism, character, actor and genre, raised both by critical readings and individual experience will be challenged and expanded upon by a playlist beginning with Sophocles and Shakespeare, but weighted in favor of modern dramatists like Beckett, Pirandello, Pinter and Churchill. Dist: ART; WCult: W, pending faculty approval. No course group designation. CA tags Genre-theater, Literary Theory and Criticism.
Last Updated: 7/13/10