OXFORD TUTORIALS

SHAKESPEARE: EIGHT GREAT PLAYS
4 Favorite Comedies & 4 Timeless Tragedies

Reading & Assignment Schedule


First Semester
 
WEEK
|Session/Date            Play/Act(s)

  1.   Measure for Measure, Act 1

Dramatis Personae

        Vincentio, the Duke                                  Elbow, a simple Constable
        Angelo, Lord Deputy                                Froth, a foolish Gentleman 
        Escalus, an ancient Lord                          Pompey, a Tapster
        Claudio, a young Gentleman                   Abhorson, an Executioner 
        Lucio, a Dandy                                         Barnardine, a dissolute Prisoner   
        Two other Gentlemen                              Isabella, sister to Claudio
        Varrius, Attendant to the Duke              Mariana, betrothed to Angelo   
        Provost                                                     Juliet, beloved of Claudio      
        Thomas, a Friar                                       Francisca, a Nun      
        Peter, a Friar                                           Mistress Overdone, a Bawd
        A Justice                                                  Lords, Officers, Citizens, Boy, etc.  

  2.  Measure for Measure, Act 2

  3.  Measure for Measure, Act 3

  4.  Measure for Measure, Acts 4-5

  5.  Macbeth, Act 1

  6.  Macbeth, Act 2

  7.  Macbeth, Act 3

  8.  Macbeth, Acts 4-5

  9.  Much Ado About Nothing, Act 1

10.  Much Ado About Nothing, Act 2

11.  Much Ado About Nothing, Act 3

12.  Much Ado About Nothing, Acts 4-5

13.  Julius Caesar, Act 1

14.  Julius Caesar, Acts 2-3

15.  Julius Caesar, Acts 4-5

16.  Semester Exam

Second Semester

WEEK                                        
Session/Date        Play/Act(s)

1. Taming of the Shrew, Act 1

2. Taming of the Shrew, Act 2

3. Taming of the Shrew, Act 3

4. Taming of the Shrew, Acts 4-5

5. Hamlet, Act 1

6. Hamlet, Act 2

7. Hamlet, Act 3

8. Hamlet, Acts 4-5 

9. Merchant of Venice, Act 1

10. Merchant of Venice, Act 2

11. Merchant of Venice, Act 3 

12. Merchant of Venice, Acts 4-5

13. Coriolanus, Act 1

14. Coriolanus, Act 2

15. Coriolanus, Act 3

16. Coriolanus, Acts 4-5

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