Department of English

University of Toronto

ENG336H1S L5101

ENG336H1S    L5101    W6-9
Topics in Shakespeare
Professor Peter Grav

Office Location: TBA

Brief Course Description: Shakespeare’s Rome: In this course, we will examine Shakespearean works that take Rome as their backdrop. Through close readings, historical contextualization and the relationship of these works with their sources, this course will consider, among other things, the social and political values depicted in these settings and what they may have signified to Shakespeare’s contemporary English audiences.

Required ReadingLucrece, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Cymbeline.

First Three Authors/Texts: Lucrece, Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar.

Texts will be available at the Bob Miller Book Room (180 Bloor St. W., 416-922-3557).  While I have ordered the Oxford editions of the plays, any reputable versions will suffice.However, at the third-year level, I would recommend using editions with a high quality of editorial work and glossings.

Method of Instruction:Lecture/discussion.

Method of Evaluation: TBA.

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