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2011 HEA220 Screen Shakespeare

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: No

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Through cinema and television Shakespeare's plays have been delivered to a world-wide audience that is much larger and more disparate than stage performance could ever reach. This unit will examine some of the many ways Shakespeare has been adapted for the screen by reading selected plays alongside their film adaptations. Key issues to be explored include the relationship between the language of Shakespeare and the visual language of film, the differences between stage and screen, the varying attitudes to "Shakespeare" that inform film and TV adaptations, and the ways in which screen Shakespeares reflect contemporary perspectives and preoccupations.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


1,000 word essay (20%), 2,000 word essay (40%), two-hour examination (40%)

TEACHING PATTERN: Five hours fortnightly (13 wks)

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
   Resource dependent teaching & learning - H
Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
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Prereq 25% of 100 level HEA units
M.Excl HEA320

STAFF: Dr Rose Gaby (Coordinator)

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