The program provides an opportunity to earn three hours of graded credit.
English 225H: Shakespeare (3 Credits)
Approach: Literary Arts (LA), North Atlantic World (NA), and World Before 1750 (WB)
Ordinarily, students enroll in this course. Those who have taken English 225 on campus are enrolled in an alternate course: English 583H: Studies in Drama (which carries Visual and Performing Arts General Education credit).
Students attend at least 10 plays in London, Stratford, and Oxford – most are by Shakespeare, with one or two by modern playwrights. Classes meet Monday through Thursday. Written assignments include reviews of the plays and a cumulative final exam on all the texts.
During a recent summer, students saw these plays:
- “Measure for Measure” (Stratford)
- “Richard III” (Stratford)
- “Richard II” (Globe)
- “Coriolanus” (The Old Vic)
- “The Merry Wives of Windsor” (The Old Vic)
- “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Regent’s Park)
- “The Tempest” (Oxford)
- “Ibsen’s Brand” (featuring Ralph Fiennes)
- “Mamet’s Edmond” (featuring Kenneth Branagh)
Other modern plays have included O’Neill’s “The Iceman Cometh” (featuring Kevin Spacey) and Mamet’s “Oleanna” (featuring Julia Stiles).