English 206 Introduction to Shakespeare

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We are┬ástudents in Dr. Rack’s Introduction to Shakespeare course at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This collaborative blog features our informal reading responses. The objective of Dr. Rack’s course is to guide students as they explore the world of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre. We become familiar with Shakespearean language through Shakespeare’s poetic and dramatic works, and share our initial responses to the readings here, and on Twitter @ShakesplayUTK #bardistry206. Our studies trace major themes and motifs in Shakespeare’s work, and consider genre, staging, traditional interpretations and our own analysis.