SHAKESPEARE AND THE MOVING IMAGE

CRA2SMI

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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will be introduced to five Shakespeare plays and a number of screen versions of them. The plays will be set in the context of their textual production and the theatre of Shakespeare's time, but they will be analysed through their realisation in a series of film and television productions. The subject is taught in conjunction with The Australian Centre for the Moving Image, which will screen the films and provide a number of the lectures. Plays and screen versions covered will be: Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, and King Lear.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMike Nolan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of 1st year English or 15 credit points of 1st year Drama or 15 credit points of 1st year Media or with coordinator's approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CRA3SMI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. An introduction to Shakspeare's plays in relation to their treatment in film/TV

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, workshops.

02. Introductory knowledge about adaptation especially in relation to plays and screen.

Activities:
class presentations, lectures, seminars

03. Learn how to write about thematic, conceptual, and structural aspects of eary modern drama and its modern manifestations.

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, seminars, essay writing.

04. Understand some useful critical aproaches to the plays and their adaptations,

Activities:
Lectures, seminars, tutorils, analysis of secondary reading.

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