The course encompasses a study of the Renaissance in Britain, Shakespeare, his time and his literature, and theatre. Students will read, study, and watch several plays including comedy and tragedy. Shakespeare’s language, character development, themes and literary devices will be examined. Common themes and techniques are compared and contrasted in all the plays studied. Students will act, create costumes and props, and learn stage combat in order to understand the texts.
No prerequisites class required unless stated in the course description.