Course description: Provides a sampling of Shakespeare’s contributions to the three primary genres of early modern theater with a focus on the later comedies, tragedies, histories, and non-dramatic poetry. Introduces the study of Shakespeare’s dramatic techniques, character development, historical and cultural setting, and language. Explores interpretations of Shakespeare’s works by contemporary filmmakers. Prerequisite: MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Prerequisite/concurrent: WR 121. Audit available.