Calendar

SES # TOPICS KEY DATES
1 Introduction and Overview
2 Film Screening of A Midsummer Night's Dream
3 A Midsummer Night's Dream
4 A Midsummer Night's Dream (cont.)
5 Much Ado About Nothing
6 Film Screening of Much Ado About Nothing
7 Much Ado About Nothing (cont.)
Paper 1 due (exploring the relationship between an episode in performance-screen or live-and the written text)
8 Much Ado About Nothing (cont.)
9 Othello
10 Othello (cont.)
11 Othello (cont.)
12 Hamlet
13 Hamlet: Performance Groups Assigned
Revision of paper 1 due
14 Hamlet (cont.)
15 Performance Group Meetings
16 Hamlet (cont.)
17 Hamlet (cont.)

Begin Henry IV, Part I
Course status email (PDF)
Paper 2 due (close reading with attention to theme and language)
18 Henry IV, Part I. Section Reports
19 Film Screening of Laurence Olivier's Henry V (1944)
20 Group Rehearsals
21 Film Screening of Kenneth Branagh's Henry V (1989)
22 Henry IV and Henry V. Section Reports. And/Or Guest Designer
23 Henry V. Section Reports, if not completed.
Performances (Scenes from Hamlet, Henry IV, and Henry V)
24 King Lear Optional paper 2 revision due
25 Film Screening of Ran
26 King Lear
27 King Lear (cont.)
28 The Tempest
Comparative essay due
29 The Tempest (cont.)
30 Film Screening of Prospero's Books
31 The Tempest and Conclusions
Final Examination During Exam Period