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Shakespeare: The Tragedies

Shakespeare: The Tragedies

English/Language Arts

Students review Shakespeare's history as a man, actor, poet and playwright. They identify, analyze and discuss the tragic hero archetype as addressed in Shakespeare's plays. Students compare and contrast the structural elements and themes present in the comedies and the tragedies and interact with Shakespeare's tragic texts by reading and discussing excerpts and summaries. Upon completion of the course, students will submit an analysis of a film adaptation or professional performance of a Shakespearian tragedy.

Details:
- Available as Honors
- Meets NCAA requirements
Prerequisites: 
English III or British Literature
Duration: 
1 Semester