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Shakespeare in Prison

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-259

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Ilan Stavans (Section 01)


Taught at the Hampshire County Jail, the course is devoted to close readings and staging of parts of Shakespeare’s plays while exploring in depth his historical context, dramatic and stylistic style, and world view. The topics of bondage, revenge, injustice, and forgiveness will serve as leitmotifs. On this iteration, four plays will be the focus: As You Like It, Macbeth, Hamlet, and The Tempest. Conducted in English.

Spring semester. Professor Stavans.



Attention to Speaking, Attention to Writing, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2017-18: Offered in Spring 2018
Other years: Offered in Spring 2016