New tutorial studies the unique overlap between music and literature

To M. Jennifer Bloxam, professor of music, there are a few archetypal narratives that run the course of time in many different forms. This idea is the basis for the music department’s newest course, “Shakespeare through Music.” In this course, Bloxam calls upon her students to trace the ways in which composers, screenwriters and choreographers have over time used music to reinterpret and retell the plays of William Shakespeare. Bloxam began her exposure to Shakespeare in a less than lackluster high school setting.