Shakespeare: Page, Stage and Screen
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Upon successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Analyse Shakespearean texts and their screen adaptations through use of the critical apparatus supplied in recent editions, and close attention to elements of form, structure and style in the selected plays and their screen adaptations
- Demonstrate knowledge of significant aspects of the plays (including language, characterization and ideas), ways in which the plays have been adapted for film, and key theories relevant to the study of Shakespeare and Shakespeare on film
- Construct an argument supported by evidence from your chosen texts and reference to secondary sources
- Communicate and critically reflect upon learning through scholarly written and oral form, as appropriate
- Study schedule to be announced prior to the commencement of the study term
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This subject provides opportunity to study a selection of Shakespearean plays and their stage and screen performance afterlives. Starting from a close consideration of Shakespeare's dramatic language, the subject will consider the multiple possibilites the plays offer for realization in performance. Students will explore a range of issues associated with the development of Shakespeare's scripts for performance, such as the differences between stage and screen adaptation, the relationship between Shakespeare's language and the visual language of film, and the ways in which Shakespeare adaptations reflect changing cultural perspectives and preoccupations.
- Tutorial/ Online Audiovisual Presentation (20%)
- Explication/Scene Analysis (30%)
- Research essay (50%)