Here is the schedule for “R3”. We will read about half of each act in class and half on your own, so that we will finish by the 30th, the end of the semester. This makes sense. You will have almost no out-of-class reading in European Literature, so you won’t be swamped by reading homework. For fun, if you want to see something interesting about the modern monarchy in England, check this out. It’s the official YouTube channel for the Royal Family (Windsor is their name). The royal family also has their own website which has everything you would ever want to know about their lives and history.
Friday 1/16 – Begin act I and finish as homework for next time.
Tuesday 1/20 – Begin Act II, finish as homework for next time.
Thursday 1/22 – Begin Act III, finish as homework for next time.
Monday, 1/26 – Begin Act IV, finish as Homework for next time.
Wednesday, 1/28 – Begin Act V, continue film.
Friday, 1/30 – F
Here’s the end of semester project. You will each be contributing to a comprehensive wikispace about Richard III. each class member will be responsible for TWO elements of the space: a general topic discussion and a character discussion.
A complete discussion/description of the topic. Use of quotes and specific examples is mandatory. Assume the reader knows nothing about the play. Become their informer.
The character of Richard; an in-depth description. “Richard the character”
A synopsis and review of the Richard III film “Richard III on film”
Symbolism found in the play in the play “Symbolism”
Supernatural and spiritual elements in the play “The Supernatural”
The historical basis for the play “History”
Three main themes explored “Themes”
Act one summary and highlights with commentary “Act One”
Act two summary and highlights with commentary “Act Two”
Act three summary and highlights with commentary “Act Three”
Act four summary and highlights with commentary “Act Four”
Act five summary and highlights with commentary “Act Five”
Shakespeare’s use of imagery and figurative language in the play “Imagery and language”
Focus your writing on how they are characterized. Their purpose and/or significance in the play. Their relationships to others. Their relationship to with Richard. Their eventual fate.
George, Duke of Clarence Queen Elizabeth Woodeville
Buckingham The Princes in the Tower (Richard and Edward) and Young Elizabeth
Lady Anne Henry, Earl of Richmond
Old Queen Margaret Duchess of York
Dorset, Rivers and Grey King Edward IV
Lord Hastings Lord Stanley
Go to this address on the internet: http://richardthethird.wikispaces.com/