Sunday, November 4, 2007

A teaching decision

When I teach an introductory drama course, I tend to use an anthology -- mostly for the convenience of the students. I wanted to add another Shakespeare play (Folger edition, of course -- inexpensive, but good) and I finally made my decision this evening: I'm going with The Merchant of Venice for the spring. That way, we'll read a tragedy (Hamlet) and a comedy.

I'm looking forward to this.

3 comments:

Brian said...

I went with Twelfth Night for next term over Othello. And I'm dropping the Aeschylus--it took too long to get through all three of those plays.

Amy said...

I'm so jazzed that you're doing Twelfth Night! I wonder if you'd be willing to incorporate an excerpt of my novel...? :-D

Emily said...

For my Greek, I like Lysistrata and Antigone. I taught Plautus's The Menaechmi last spring, but I think I'll skip that one next semester to make room for the second Shakespeare ...