• Selective Reading in Shakespeare's Plays
    • School of Foreign Languages
    • Credit. 2
    • EN904
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    • WILL BEGIN
    • Spring , 2015
    • 937
    • Course Description:
    • ( Exchange Programme )
    • Subject Overview:
      This course aims at giving a broad introduction to Shakespeare's dramatic works from a variety of thematic, historical or formal vantages. Approaches taken to the plays may include a chronological introduction to the development of Shakespeare's plays with considerations of principal themes through a number of Shakespearean plays in historical context. Students are required to read original versions of Shakespeare’s dramatic works and prepare for text-analysis, in-class discussion, themed writings and performance.
      Critical thinking is of vital importance in class-participation, panel discussion and group-presentation. The course encourages the students to render theoretical as well as aesthetic evaluations and exchange their own thoughts in class.
    • Course Syllabus:
    • Learning outcomes: After the course, the students would be able to meet the following requirements.
      1. Be familiar with major dramatic works by Shakespeare.
      2. Understand the cultural and literary traditions of the English world.
      3. Be familiar with the main elements of drama as a literary genre.
      4. Understand and apply some general approaches to the analysis of dramatic works.
      5. Be able to write a short episode of a play and put it on stage.
    • Schedule:
    • Topics / Credit hours / Teaching methodology / Tasks / Intended learning outcomes / Assessment methods

      1. Introduction / 2 Credit hours / Lecture / Null / Learn basic concepts / Quiz
      2. On Romeo and Juliet: Is it Fate? / 6 Credit hours / Lecture &Class Discussion / Homework / Comprehension & Analysis / In-class Presentation
      3. On Hamlet: What is revenge? / 6 Credit hours / Lecture &Class Discussion / Homework / Comprehension & Analysis / In-class Presentation
      4. On The Merchant of Venice: How does justice work out?/ 6 Credit hours / Lecture &Class Discussion / Homework / Comprehension & Analysis / In-class Presentation
      5. On Macbeth: The power of ambition/ 6 Credit hours / Lecture &Class Discussion / Homework / Comprehension & Analysis / In-class Presentation
      6. On The Mid-summer Night’s Dream: Fantasy vs. Reality/ 4 Credit hours / Lecture &Class Discussion / Homework / Comprehension & Analysis / In-class Presentation
      7. Performance
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    • Li Cheng
    • Lecturer
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    • Female
    • E-mail:
    • cheng_li@sjtu.edu.cn
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  • Prerequisite Course:

    Non

  • Textbooks:

    Teaching files & Handouts
  • Grading:

    20% / Participation / Focus on the ability of independent thinking and in-class interaction
    15% / Homework / Focus on understanding of the fundamental principles and analysis
    15% / Performance / Focus on individual understanding and performing
    50% / Course Paper / Focus on analysis and logical interpretation
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