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Academic Year 2005/2006
Shakespeare on Film
ENGL 254 SP
Through close analysis of filmed versions of Shakespeare's plays, this course will examine a variety of critical and interpretive issues that have defined contemporary Shakespeare studies (including the politics of
questions of textual editing, historiography, and the representation of sexuality, gender and race). While no prior study of Shakespeare is requisite, students may want to familiarize themselves with the plays we will
studying beforehand, since a great deal of time will be devoted to analyzing films.
Franco Zeffirelli's and Sam Taylor's TAMING OF THE SHREW
Orson Welles' and Oliver Parker's OTHELLO
Lawrence Olivier's HAMLET and HENRY V
Kenneth Branagh's HENRY V
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Several short papers, including formal film-analyses, on-line exercises, class presentations, and a final take-home exam.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
In addition to reading and written assignments, students will be required to attend film screenings on Sunday nights. This course meets the English Department's pre-1800 requirement.
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- Instructor(s): Korda,Natasha
- Times: ...W.F. 11:00AM-12:20PM; Location: SCIE121;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 60)
- SR. major: 20 Jr. major: 20
- SR. non-major: 5 Jr. non-major: 5 SO: 5 FR: 5
- Curricular Renewal: Reading Non-Verbal Texts
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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