Spring 2020

Shakespeare in Prison

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-259

Faculty

Ilan Stavans (Section 01)

Description

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. In Spring 2018, four plays were the focus: As You Like It, Macbeth, Hamlet, and The Tempest. Conducted in English.

Spring semester. Professor Stavans.

Keywords

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

Offerings

2019-20: Offered in Spring 2020
Other years: Offered in Spring 2016, Spring 2018