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This class was tough.
If you do not like Shakespeare, then it is obvious you should not take this course. If you do, then this course is a challenging and insightful one. The reading material is difficult, but it will prepare someone for upper level scholarly English literary work. If you are not intending to pursue English (teaching, writing, etc.), then this course may not seem relevant to you. If you are planning to pursue the study of English and literature then I highly recommend this course as Shakespeare is one of the greatest playwrights and English writers of all time.
I learned a lot about Shakespeare's style of writing. I also learned how to detect themes and plot line structures that were common to Shakespeare's plays. I also learned how to analyze important lines/paragraphs from the narratives as this was key in developing a good thesis statement for the papers required in this course.
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Since the Pelican (the text from which Shakespeare's plays were read) is not an abridged version, I would recommend finding one for those times you really need to read through the play quickly. Although you won't get as much of Shakespeare's literary richness, it will save you time when you have to make up for lost time in reading assignments.