Readings and Homework

Please complete all readings and homework before the day/week for which they are assigned. The most recent week's assignments appear at the top of the page.

Week Fourteen (November 19-23)
Monday: Read the following sonnets: 1, 8, 14, 18, 20, 21, 23, 25, 29, 40, 53, 55, 66, 71, 100, 116, 126, 130, 135, 138, 147, and 153.  In addition, choose 3 on your own to read closely. Be ready to discuss your choices.

Wednesday: Email Nora your topic for your individual project if you haven't already. No school--Thanksgiving Break begins.

Week Thirteen (November 12-16)
Monday: No school.

Wednesday: Finish I Henry IV.  Quiz or log due.

Friday: Webquest due.

Week Twelve (November 5-9)
Monday: Read first half of I Henry IV (up to and including Act 3, scene 3). Quiz or log due.

Wednesday: Visit computer lab for webquest.

Week Eleven

Monday: finish film and discuss.

Wednesday: continue discussion. Assignment TBA.

Friday: Midterm exam or essay due.

Week Ten
Read Shmoop's summary of Richard III by Monday, October 22.

View film Monday and Wednesday.

Friday: Professor Engstrom visits class.

Week Nine (October 15-19)
Monday: Finish A Midsummer Night's Dream. Quiz or log due.

Wednesday: Puck’s epilogue to A Midsummer Night’s Dream comments on the play itself. What comment is Shakespeare making about the power of art and its relationship to its audience? Write a paragraph response, and be ready to hand it in and discuss in class.

Friday: No class. Meet in group to work on Honorspalooza project.

Week Eight (October 8-12)
Monday: read acts 1-3.1 of A Midsummer Night's Dream

Wednesday: Bring responses to analysis activity.

Friday: No class

Week Seven (October 1-5)
Monday: read acts 3-5 of The Taming of the Shrew. Read "Feminism" handout. Quiz or log due.

Friday: No school

Week Six (September 24-28)
Monday: read first 2 acts of  The Taming of the Shrew.

Friday: Guest speaker Steve Alvin visits to discuss study abroad opportunities.

Week Five (September 17-21)
Monday: read last half of Julius Caesar.  Quiz or reading log due Monday.

Friday: Choose catchphrase from play (other than "Et tu, Brute?") and be ready to interpret and defend your choice.

Week Four (September 10-14)
Monday: Practice reading logs due. Discuss individual readings from "Shakespeare's World."

By Wednesday, have first half of Julius Caesar read. Quiz or reading log due.

Week Three (September 3-7)

No class Monday.

Wednesday: Read pp. 1-51

Friday: Nora reads "The Theater of the Nation" pp. 51-53; Shannon reads "Shakespeare Comes to London" pp. 53-56; Katie reads "The Shakespearean Trajectory" pp. 56-59; Zachary reads"The Fetishism of Dress" pp. 59-61; Emily reads "The Paradoxes of Identity" pp. 61-62; Megan reads "The Poet of Nature" pp. 62-63; Jennifer reads"The Play of Language" pp. 63-67; Layne reads "Shakespeare and the Printed Book" pp. 67-72; Mrs. Villarreal will finish off chapter. Be prepared to answer questions and lead a discussion regarding your section.

Week Two
Monday: Review approximately first half of Romeo and Juliet. Choose a meaningful passage, perform a close reading of it, and come to class ready to discuss. See this Webpage if you'd like an explication of the term "close reading."

Wednesday: Finish reviewing second half of Romeo and Juliet. Choose a meaningful passage, perform a close reading of it, and come to class ready to discuss.

Friday:  Introduction, Shakespeare Style due (attached below).

Week One
Read draft of syllabus; bring ideas to class.

Nora Villarreal,
Aug 27, 2012, 8:48 AM