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ENGL 601 01 (10761)  
Shakespeare and Collaboration
David Kastan
W 1.30-3.20 LC 319
Fall 2012 
 
This course seeks to understand collaboration as a normal, perhaps even a necessary, procedure in the early modern theater, and seeks to see Shakespeare as working within this familiar economy (not, as is usually the case, as the exception to it). Looking at a number of collaboratively written plays, as well as thinking about collaboration in a more radical sense—in terms of the inescapable collaborations of the theater and the book trade that are necessary to get a play on stage or into print—we explore the conditions of the early modern theatrical world in which Shakespeare flourished.