ENGL 0017. Introduction to Shakespeare and Popular Culture

Units: 3
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 1A
Hours: 54 lecture
Presents Shakespeare’s plays as works of popular culture that have been and continue to be reinvented in a range of artistic forms. This course will involve reading, viewing, discussing, and writing about selected plays of Shakespeare in correlation with contemporary texts. Includes discussion and analysis of the original historical context, contemporary critical views and interpretations, and adaptations of Shakespeare’s original texts. (CSU, UC)