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ENG 445

Study Shakespeare – the most adapted author in the world…

ENG 445: William Shakespeare

Summer 2 (3-week intensive, 7/2-7/20/18)

This course is an intensive study of the works and literary milieu of William Shakespeare, the most adapted author in the world. We will be exploring the dramatic and literary contexts of two tragicomic romances, Cymbeline and The Winterʻs Tale, including Robert Greeneʻs Pandosto and Boccaccioʻs Decameron. In conjunction with exploring the sexual, political, and literary implications of Shakespeareʻs late romances, we will analyze some of Shakespeareʻs most devastating tragedies: Macbeth, King Lear, and Titus Andronicus.

We will work on a creative final project to explore what adaptation can and should mean today.

Fulfills the general education requirement: DL

About the Instructor
Steven Holmes received his Ph.D. from UH Mānoa, and is currently working on a book project on post-apocalyptic representations.

For inquiries about the course, email

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Term Dates

  • Summer 1
    May 20 – June 28, 2019
  • Summer 2
    July 1 – August 9, 2019
  • Varied Date Courses
    Class schedules vary between May 20 – August 9, 2019

  • Registration Dates
    UHM Seniors
    March 12
    UHM Continuing
    March 13
    New or Visiting
    March 19

Questions? Contact Us

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Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-7221