Shakespeare Drama course
The course covers the following plays: Othello, Titus Andronicus, A Midsummar Nights Dreams, Henry IV, Measure for Measure and Pericles
Think ofa debatable topic suitable for developing a piece ofa scholarly writing. Before you write the informal proposal let me know what
Write the question you hope to answer in your research paper.
This sentence must end in a question mark. Before I suggest what your question can/should be, I will tell you what it may not be. It may not be one of subjective opinion (e.g., “ls Richard III betterthan Henry V?”) or emotion (e.g., “ls Learthe saddest Shakespeare play?”). Unless you have actually discovered a new fact about your author/text(s), your question may not be one that can be answered factually (e.g., “From what literary sources did Shakespeare steal the plots of his plays?”). Rather, your question must be an objective, intellectual one based on the primary text(s) and capable of sustained scholarly conversation, debate, and disagreement. That is,it must be a complex, probing question that must have more than one reasonably plausible answer. Ideally, the question you ask will be of genuine importance to you because your sincere curiosity and desire to make a mark in the world of scholarship will sustain you through the research and drafting process. This is the single most difficult assignment ofthis course for most people.