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Shakespeare: Page, Stage and Screen HEN310

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Introduction

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 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.

Summary

Unit name Shakespeare: Page, Stage and Screen
Unit code HEN310
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator Doctor Naomi Milthorpe
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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
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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 credit points at Introductory level or higher

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:
Weekly lectures and audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly tutorials (1.5 hours)

Off Campus:
Weekly lectures and audio/visual resources (1 hour); weekly online participation

AssessmentTutorial/ Online Audiovisual Presentation (20%)|Explication/Scene Analysis (30%)|Research essay (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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