Shakespeare and Film focuses on reading, analyzing and interpreting Shakespeare’s plays as they have been adapted to film; understanding them as products of specific historical, cultural and artistic currents, as performance text meant for production within the constraints of the medium of film. Prerequisite:ENGL-121.
Overall Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Recognize literary terms, concepts, critical strategies and stylistic characters in the texts studied.
2. Demonstrate critical and independent thinking in the interpretation of Shakespearean texts both as literary texts and as performance.
3. Write analytically about Shakespeare’s works, using appropriate research and documentation.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the ways Shakespeare’s works reflect their intellectual, social, historical and theatrical contexts within the films.
5. Evaluate the ongoing power of Shakespeare’s plays to address personal values and goals and to challenge human endeavors.
6. Evaluate interpretations of the film versions of Shakespeare’s plays.
Textbook information: To visit our bookstore's online sales site, please visit www.howardccbooks.com and follow the instructions for selecting textbooks.
Crowe, Samuel .Shakespeare and Film: A Norton Guide.W.W. Norton. New York: 2008
Greenblatt, Stephen, ed. The Norton Shakespeare based on the Oxford Edition. 2nd ed. W.W. Norton: New York. 2009.
I. Text Analysis
II. Historical and Cultural Influences
III. Theatrical Conventions and Structures of the Elizabethan Era
IV. Film Adaptation
Reading Quizzes 10%
Text Analysis 15%
Research Project 15%
This course has no required face-to-face orientation.
Technical Requirements and Plug-Ins:
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