English 81:01 --Shakespeare: Contemporary Debates-- Fall 2001
Tanya Pollard
Office: Old Main 203
Monday Evenings, 7-10
Office phone: 696-6514
Old Main 009 Office hours: MW 4:30-6 and by appointment
e-mail: pollard@macalester.edu
Week Date Reading Assignment
1 9-5 Sonnets; Helen Vendler
2 9-12 7-8:00: Workshop in Electronic Resources, Library

Sonnets; Margreta de Grazia

3 9-19 Venus & Adonis;

Catherine Belsey, Richard Halpern

4 9-26 As You Like It; Stephen Orgel
5 10-3 Twelfth Night; Jean Howard, Valerie Traub
6 10-10 Henry IV Part One; Patricia Parker
7 10-17 Richard II; Thomas Greene, Margreta de Grazia First paper
8 10-24 Hamlet: Janet Adelman


Nov. 1

Hamlet; Katharine Maus, Ramie Targoff

play: Two Gentlemen of Verona at Carleton, 8 pm




Othello; Huston Diehl

play: King Lear, at Theatre de la Jeune Lune, 8 pm




Lear; Stanley Cavell

play: All's Well That Ends Well at Hamline, 8 pm

12 no class
13 11-28 Antony & Cleopatra;

Heather James, Jonathan Gil Harris

14 12-5 Winter's Tale: Lynn Enterline, Howard Felperin
15 12-12 Tempest final paper
Course Requirements:
Active participation in class discussion 15%
1-2 page responses to the reading, due each week in class 15%
Presentation on two critical works, one from class assignments and one chosen 10%
5-6 page paper, due Friday October 19th 20%
12-15 page paper, due Friday December 14th 40%
Attendance is required. If you miss three or more classes, your overall grade will drop; after five absences, you will be in danger of failing the class.
Other Information:
Guidelines for essays and exams will be available online, and will also be distributed before each assignment.
Texts of all Shakespeare plays (Signet editions) are available at Ruminator Text Annex; if you have your own copies of other editions, you may use these instead. Texts of sonnets and Venus and Adonis are available in the Macalester library (PR 2841-2848), or online (see links). Other readings will be available on online reserve, unless otherwise noted
See attached bibliography of other useful critical writings on Shakespeare; these texts will be on reserve at the library