（The Dramatic Language of Shakespeare and His Contemporaries）
Acquiring an awareness of the elements of style in dramatic language. Applying this awareness to close readings, analyses and translations of early modern drama.
This course attempts to study the language of the plays of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. We will explore the plays by focusing on elements of style, fostering an awareness of the special demands that dramatic form makes on language.
Adamson et al eds., Reading Shakespeare's Dramatic Language, Thomson Learning, 2001. Greenblatt et al eds. The Norton Shakespeare, Norton, 1999. Other texts to be introduced in class.
Handouts to be distributed in class. Other texts to be introduced in class.
Active participation in class. Preparation for presentations. Preliminary reading.
class attendance/oral presentations/short quizzes/term paper
１．Introduction: The language of Shakespeare's plays ２．Heightened language ３．Reading/analyzing/translating the texts 1 ４．Style, rhetoric and decorum ５．Reading/analyzing/translating the texts 2 ６．The grand style ７．Reading/analyzing/translating the texts 3 ８．Shakespeare's metre scanned ９．Reading/analyzing/translating the texts 4 10．Puns and parody 11．Reading/analyzing/translating the texts 5 12．Description 13．Reading/analyzing/translating the texts 6 14．Narrative 15．Reading/analyzing/translating the texts 7
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