Monday, January 17, 2011

My Learning Outcomes

I will read:
  • Comedy: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • History:The Life of King Henry the Fifth
  • Tragedy: Romeo and Juliet; King Lear
  • Romance: The Tempest
Which ever play I like best is the one I will read in depth.
I don't want to bore my readers and write out everything I've decided to do, but here are some of the things I've planned:
  • Shakespeare movie nights at my apartment
  • See 3 live performances
  • Memorize my favorite passage from each play I'm reading
  • Read the entire "General Introduction" from "The Necessary Shakespeare"
  • Read criticism about Shakespeare and attempt to get in touch with the critics themselves
QUESTION: Any ideas of how I can analyze Shakespeare within the realm of popular culture?