ENGLI202-18B (HAM)

Shakespeare's Worlds

15 Points

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Division of Arts, Social Sciences and Law
School of Arts
English

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: margaret.amies@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The paper will be structured around four iconic playtexts: Richard the Third, Dr. Faustus, Arden of Faversham and As You Like It. Interlaced with these will be texts allowing us access to 16th/17th century ideas about power, religion, the household and love. As a prologue we will look at Mulcaster's account of Queen Elizabeth processing through London before her coronation in 1559 (The Queen's Majesty's Passage). How did Shakespeare and his contemporaries entertain themselves? How did they think about the world, the cosmos and the self?
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through face-to-face lectures and tutorials. There are two lectures each week, each of 50 minutes duration. Students should also attend one tutorial per week (also of 50 minutes duration). Tutorial groups will be organised as soon as possible after the first lecture and will begin in the second week of classes. All course information, assessment information, lecture slides, and links to useful resources will be available through Moodle.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Achieve the following skills
    1. understand the tropes and genres used by Shakespeare and his contemporaries
    2. describe how the media of printed text and live performance shapes the impact of works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries
    3. research and understand Renaissance vocabulary, tropes and concepts
    4. concisely describe research findings and apply them to the interpretation of Renaissance texts
    5. make effective presentations of material, either for oral delivery or in digital formats, and concisely report on these group activities.
    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Students are expected to complete all assessment modules for the completion of this paper.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Short text exercise: vocabulary and tropes
27 Jul 2018
5:00 PM
20
  • Hand-In: Faculty Information Centre (J Block)
2. Scene analysis
17 Aug 2018
5:00 PM
20
  • Hand-In: Faculty Information Centre (J Block)
3. Tutorial Presentation
30
  • In Class: In Tutorial
4. Research Essay
23 Oct 2018
5:00 PM
30
  • Hand-In: Faculty Information Centre (J Block)
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Shakespeare: Richard the Third

Shakespeare: As You Like It

[Bennetts will stock both plays. The Library holds many copies, and many editions of The Complete Works. They are also easily available online.]

Marlowe: Dr. Faustus [this will be in the course pack and in the Reading Lists]

Anon. Arden of Faversham [this will be in the course pack and in the Reading Lists]

[Other essential readings, poetry and prose will be in the course pack and the Reading Lists]

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Recommended Readings

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There are many printed, digital, visual and audiovisual resources for this paper. The most useful of these will be indicated as we deal with each topic

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Other Resources

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The Library has good dvd versions of Richard the Third, As You Like It and Faustus. The streaming services Kanopy and ETV the Library subscribes to have many resources available also.

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Online Support

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There is an online Moodle community for this course. Moodle can be accessed via iWaikato. Lecture presentations, tutorial exercises, assignment details, important dates and the paper outline are all available from this site.

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Workload

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The expected workload for this paper is 9 hours per week (3 hours of teaching and 6 hours of self-directed study) throughout the semester.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ENGL202, ENGL303

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