Please avoid any of the following editions:
No Fear Shakespeare,Shakespeare Made Easy, Dover Thrift,
Barnes & Noble
I did not order textbooks for this course. You may order from Amazon, goto a local bookstore (for example, ½ Price Books at 1375 W Lane Avenue hasa great Shakespeare collection, as does the Book Loft at 631 S Third St),check out copies from the OSU Thompson Library and/or from a localColumbus Metropolitan Library branch.
You are expected to come toclass with your copy of the correct play. Online versions of the play are not acceptable.
Readings & other materials posted to Carmen site
Course Requirements & GradesReading Quizzes (40%, or 10% each
): Five quizzes administered at the beginning of class concerning the previous play. The quizzes will include a short passage (to beidentified, analyzed, and paraphrased) as well as several definitions and/or multiplechoice questions. I will drop the lowest quiz grade. If you miss a quiz, there will not be achance or for a makeup.
PowerPoint Presentation/Handouts (10%):
For each play that we read, a small groupof students will present a 5-7 minute introduction to the play as a Power Point. Youshould cover the full title of the play, the genre of the play,
Shakespeare’s sources for the
play, early publication & performance history, brief context of the play (social, political,religious, gendered, etc. context), and also give a few interesting facts about the play.Slides should be free from grammatical errors and include illustrations or photo stills. You may also create handouts for the class. Please make sure to include a Works Cited inMLA format. It is also advisable to dress appropriately for group presentations.
Final Paper (20%):
The final paper for this course will be 4-6 pages long and does notneed any outside or critical sources, but will include a Works Cited page (so I know whichedition you are citing from). It should be in 12 point font (Times New Roman is standard) with one inch margins. You are encouraged to meet with me to discuss your paper topicsearly in the course.
Due: Friday, July 22
at 11:59 pm in the Carmen dropbox. Noexceptions!Participation/Carmen Reading Questions (10%):
This course will be conducted as acombination of lecture and discussion. There will be ample opportunity for classdiscussion and student participation. Participation begins with attendance. If you are nothere, you are not participating. Your participation grade reflects the quality andthoughtfulness of your contributions in class, respect shown to class members, your