Courses & Units

Shakespeare: Page, Stage and Screen HEN310

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.



This unit 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 unit will consider the multiple possibilities the plays offer for realisation 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.


Unit name Shakespeare: Page, Stage and Screen
Unit code HEN310
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English

Dr. Naomi Milthorpe

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

  1. Read and analyse Shakespearean texts and their screen adaptations through: use of the critical apparatus supplied in recent editions close attention to elements of form, structure and style in the selected plays and their screen adaptations.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of: significant aspects of the plays (including language, characterization and ideas) ways in which the plays have been adapted for film key theories relevant to the study of Shakespeare and Shakespeare on film.
  3. Construct an argument supported by: evidence from your chosen texts reference to secondary sources.
  4. Communicate through: tutorial presentations advanced level written essays exams.



Band Field of Education
1 091523

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Teaching Pattern

Five contact hours fortnightly (13 wks)


Task 1: Exam (30%)

Task 2: Tutorial Presentation (0%)

Task 3: Data Analysis/Explication (10%)

Task 4: Research Essay (60%)

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