This class focuses on two of Shakespeare's most renowned tragedies, focusing on political-historic subject matters and on unconditional love, respectively.
We will contextualize the two plays against their historical, social and religious background of the Elizabethan Age and its contemporary theatre scene, and discuss important passages of the two plays in close readings and textual analyses. Last but not least, we will also have a look at possible means and ways who to teach these plays in an EFL classroom at school.
Teilnahmevoraussetzungen, notwendige Vorkenntnisse
Introduction to Literary Studies, BM 1
Shakespeare, William: Macbeth. Ed. Roma Gill (Oxford School Shakespeare), Oxford: Oxford University Press, new ed. 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-832400-3
Shakespeare, William: Romeo and Juliet. Ed. René Weis (Arden Shakespeare, Third Series). London: Bloomsbury 2012. ISBN 978-1-903436-91-2