Students will be acquainted with various critical approaches to a Shakespearean play and learn how to read and discuss Shakespeare critically and analytically.
By a close reading of The Merchant of Venice, this course aims to familiarize students with various perspectives from which to understand, discuss and enjoy a Shakespearean play.
Shakespeare, William. The Merchant of Venice. Ed. Roma Gill. Oxford School Shakespeare. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2006. Other handouts to be distributed in class
To be introduced in class
Regular attendance and active participation. Students should come to each class prepared and ready to discuss the assigned material.
Attendance / homework and in-class assignments / quizzes / oral presentations / term paper
１．Orientation and introduction (review of Semester 1) ２．Introduction to The Merchant of Venice ３．The Merchant of Venice (Act 1, scene 1) ４．The Merchant of Venice (Act 1, scenes 2-3) ５．The Merchant of Venice (Act 2, scenes 1-2) ６．The Merchant of Venice (Act 2, scenes 3-6) ７．The Merchant of Venice (Act 2, scenes 7-9) ８．The Merchant of Venice (Act 3, scenes 1-2) ９．The Merchant of Venice (Act 3, scenes 3-5) 10．The Merchant of Venice (Act 4, scenes 1-2) 11．The Merchant of Venice (Act 5) 12．Topic 1: Strangers in Shakespeare 13．Topic 2: Gender and sexuality in Shakespeare 14．Topic 3: Shakespeare on stage and film 15．Film: The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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