SHAKESPEARE AND THE MOVING IMAGE

CRA2SMI

2019

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 Richard III.

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

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsRichard IIIPrescribedWilliam ShakespearePenguin
ReadingsRomeo and JulietPrescribedWilliam ShakespearePenguin
ReadingsMacbethPrescribedWilliam ShakespearePenguin
ReadingsMuch Ado About NothingPrescribedWilliam ShakespearePenguin
ReadingsThe Taming of the ShrewPrescribedWilliam ShakespearePenguin

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

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

Activities:
Lectures, tutorials, workshops.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)

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

Activities:
class presentations, lectures, seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

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

Activities:
Lectures, seminars, tutorils, analysis of secondary reading.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

Select to view your study options…

Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2019, Summer 3, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMike Nolan

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 06 - 07
Six 3.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Agora cinema preferred venue"

Seminar Week: 06 - 07
Four 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 06 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class presentation/workbook (equivalent to 1000 words)30 01, 02, 03
Essay (2000 words)50 01, 02, 03, 04
On line test (equivalent to 1000 words)20 01, 02