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Approx. 25 hours to complete
English
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appreciate richness of Shakespearean languageapply Shakespeare's words and works to the contemporary momentmake art real and relevant in your life and communitytextual analysis through interpretation and annotation
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100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
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Beginner Level
Approx. 25 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English

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University of Colorado Boulder

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Twelfth Night and the World of the Play

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 59 min), 4 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
1.2 Twelfth Night: A First Introduction and Overview8m
1.3 Introduction of Tim Orr and Amanda Giguere50s
1.4 Design and Directorial Choices as a Way of Understanding the "World of the Play"13m
1.5 Performance History of Twelfth Night7m
1.6 Feste and the World of the Play4m
1.7 Feste and the Comic World of Twelfth Night8m
1.8 Roundtable: Act 3 Scene 1 - Feste and Cesario13m
4 readings
Reading and Engaging with Twelfth Night 30m
Annotation Project Overview and Full Description20m
Using Hypothes.is for web-based social annotation of texts20m
Annotation Project: Step 130m
1 practice exercise
Twelfth Night and the World of the Play Module Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Desire, Identity, and Chaos in Twelfth Night

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 79 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
2.2 Faculty Roundtable: Twelfth Night Act 1, Scene 1 - Orsino's Desire, Melancholy and Desire15m
2.3 Disguises, Identity, and the Play of Desire7m
2.4 Viola - Survival, Disguise, and Love15m
2.5 Olivia: Identity and Desire8m
2.6 Faculty Roundtable: Twelfth Night Act 1, Scene 5 - Olivia, Viola, and the Power of Desire21m
2.7 Sebastian and Antonio9m
2 readings
Review Twelfth Night Acts 1 and 210m
Annotation Project Step 21h
1 practice exercise
Desire, Identity, and Chaos Module Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

5 hours to complete

Class, Comedy, and Conflict in Twelfth Night

5 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 64 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
3.2 Malvolio: Order and Aspiration13m
3.3 Sir Toby Belch's Worldview8m
3.4 Maria on Class9m
3.5 Roundtable Seminar Introduction1m
3.6 Roundtable Act 2, Scenes 3 & 5 - Confrontation of Malvolio and Sir Toby19m
3.7 Religion and the Punishment of Malvolio10m
3 readings
Review Twelfth Night Acts 3, 4, and 5 10m
Introduction to Lecture 3.715m
Annotation Project Step 330m
1 practice exercise
Class, Comedy, and Conflict Module Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Twelfth Night and the Limits of Comedy

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 60 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
4.2 On Resolution and Reunion - Discussing the Play's Conclusion9m
4.3 Roundtable Act 5, Scene 1 - Play's Conclusion17m
4.4 Twelfth Night and Comedy's Tragic Potentials5m
4.5 Malvolio and Revenge8m
4.6 Feste - Perspectives on Malvolio9m
4.7 Concluding Twelfth Night: "We'll Strive to Please You Every Day"7m
2 readings
Review Twelfth Night Act 510m
Creative Application Project20m
1 practice exercise
Limits of Comedy Module Quiz30m

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