Instructor: Leech | MWF 1:25 PM – 2:20 PM

Centuries after his death, Shakespeare is still studied, performed, filmed, and adapted by artists all over the world. Shakespeare’s plays covered such universal topics as gender construction, racism, colonialism, and political commentary. While most people study the tragedies, this course will also cover some of the comedies and history plays to demonstrate the wide range of topics covered by Shakespeare. The class will also watch film clips as a comparison to the readings and to study the visual interpretations of the plays done by other artists. Shakespeare’s plays contain adult material and strong sexual innuendo, so students should be prepared for these things when they join the class.