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Course Readings and Required Texts


May be found at the Barnes & Noble at Boston University:

The Master & Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (Vintage)
Doctor Faustus by Christopher Marlowe (broadview 2nd edition)
Parts I, II, III Henry VI by William Shakespeare (Signet)
Macbeth: Texts and Contexts by William Shakespeare (Bedford)*
Richard III by William Shakespeare (Arden, 2rd edition)*
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare (Folger)

Students are strongly encouraged to purchase the above editions, particularly as there are multiple (and very different) editions of both The Master & Margarita and Doctor Faustus. Editions that are starred* contain more than one assigned reading and must be used for those assignments.


Are available through this web portfolio (links provided to the left):

- exerpts from John Julian Norwich's Shakespeare's Kings

- summary of William Shakespeare's Henry VI

- exerpts from Edward Ravenscroft's Titus Andronicus

- exerpts from Antonia Fraser's Faith and Treason


Films (on reserve at Geddes, but may be rented/purchased and watched at home):

- Titus (2001), directed by Julie Taymore (Screening Feb. 26 in CAS 537C at 5pm)

- Richard III (2000), directed by Richard Loncraine (Screening Feb. 5 in CAS 537C at 5pm)

- Scotland, PA (2002), directed by Billy Morrissette (Screening Apr. 23 in CAS 538 at 5:30pm)


The Concise Wadsworth Handbook will be used as a reference guide throughout the semester

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