cra2smi shakespeare




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-ordinatorPaul Salzman

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 30 credit points of 1st year English or 30 credit points of 1st year Drama or 30 credit points of 1st year Media


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

Lectures, tutorials, workshops.

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

class presentations, lectures, seminars

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

Lectures, tutorials, seminars, essay writing.

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

Lectures, seminars, tutorils, analysis of secondary reading.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

City, 2015, Week 06-07, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Salzman

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 06 - 07
One 3.0 hours lecture per day on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via blended.
"One 3-hour lecture/tutorial/screening per day from week 6 to week 7 and delivered via blended mode"

TutorialWeek: 06 - 07
One 6.0 hours tutorial per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via online.
"6 hrs online before and during weeks 6-7"


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Class presentation/workbook (equivalent to 1000 words)3001, 02, 03
Essay (2000 words)5001, 02, 03, 04
On line test (equivalent to 1000 words)2001, 02