This program will be offered online!

This program has been converted to an online course: Shakespeare on Stage (PMA 2682).

Featuring the same faculty and rigorous Cornell education as the on-campus version, this three-credit course will run July 13-31.

To enroll, review the course description, read about online courses and follow the registration steps.

Please contact us if you have questions.

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Deepen your understanding of Shakespeare

Unlock the mysteries of Shakespeare's plays while developing critical thinking and writing skills essential for college success.

You'll explore how clues to the acting and staging of Shakespeare's plays are embedded in Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Richard III, and Hamlet.

Through readings, video excerpts, and in-class explorations, you'll learn how the texts provide blueprints for their production.

You'll investigate how these plays reflect their social, political, and literary inspirations, and look at the changing assumptions that audience members and readers bring to plays over time.

This is a dramatic literature course. No acting or previous experience with Shakespeare is required.