All the World's a Stage: A Survey of Shakespeare

Schools of Public Engagement: Humanities

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only


Fall 2018

Taught By: Herbert Sussman

Section: A

CRN: 6994

Credits: 3

The course will consider the greatness of Shakespeare's achievement. We read representative plays including the tragedies Othello and Macbeth, the comedy Much Ado about Nothing, and the history play Henry IV, Part 1. We’ll also take up plays that stretch the limits of genre: Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, and look closely at selected sonnets. We employ such approaches as New Historicist, psychoanalytic, and feminist criticism. And since plays truly exist only in performance, we watch videos of Shakespeare productions in class.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Humanities (NHUM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 22

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:45am 2/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 702

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/17/2018