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Shakespeare walks into a bar. The bartender says, “You can’t come in here—you're bard!"
Have you ever wondered what people were actually saying when they joked about or quoted Shakespeare? Sure, you nodded along and laughed when everyone else did, but you didn't really get it.
If that was a creepily accurate description of you, this course is for you. Together we’re going to read nine of Shakespeare's most famous plays and think about everything from themes to language to "your mom" jokes.
- Microsoft Office, Google Docs, or another word processing program
- A scanner (or access to one)
- A camera (a camera phone is sufficient)
- All other work can be done via the Shmoop website.
Unit 1. Romeo and Juliet
Romeo and Juliet
Unit 2. Othello
Unit 3. A Midsummer Night's Dream
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Unit 4. Hamlet
Unit 5. Julius Caesar
Unit 6. The Tempest
Unit 7. Twelfth Night
Unit 8. Henry V
Unit 9. Macbeth