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ENGL218 Shakespeare: Stage, Page and Screen

A study of Shakespeare as playwright and poet, with some attention given to the theatrical and cinematic reception of the plays.

After 400 years, Shakespeare's plays continue to provoke and engage audiences and readers.

Shakespeare was both a poet and a man of the theatre. His plays were performed before both royalty and commoners and constituted one of the earliest forms of mass entertainment. In this paper we will explore the nature of the theatrical world in which he wrote, his stagecraft, and his use of language, particularly the way that Shakespeare used language to motivate performance and action.We will also spend examine how Shakespeare's language has been adapted to the cinema through a study of significant filmic adaptations of his work.

Paper title Shakespeare: Stage, Page and Screen
Paper code ENGL218
Subject English
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $851.85
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,585.00

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Prerequisite
One 100-level ENGL paper (excluding ENGL 126) or 36 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
evelyn.tribble@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor and lecturer: Professor Evelyn Tribble
Teaching Arrangements
Twice-weekly lectures; play-readings; tutorials; screenings
Textbooks
Film adaptations include: Richard Loncraine's Richard III, Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood, Josh Whedon's Much Ado about Nothing, Grigor Kostinsev's Korol Lir, Shakepeare's Globe's Midsummer Night's Dream

Folger Shakespeare Library editions of the following plays:
Richard III, A Midsummer Nightss Dream, King Lear, Macbeth, Much Ado about Nothing, The Tempest.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understanding of staging history of Shakespeare
  • Understanding of the cinematic history of Shakespearean adaptation
  • Knowledge of analytic tools to read Shakespeare, including embedded stage instructions, cultural history and close reading

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Film Screening

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
S1 Thursday 15:00-16:50 10, 12, 14, 21
Thursday 15:00-17:50 19

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Monday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22
Wednesday 09:00-09:50 9-15, 17-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
T2 Monday 15:00-15:50 9-15, 17-22

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 12:00-13:50 20
A2 Thursday 15:00-16:50 20

A study of Shakespeare as playwright and poet, with some attention given to the theatrical and cinematic reception of the plays.

After 400 years, Shakespeare's plays continue to provoke and engage audiences and readers.

Shakespeare was both a poet and a man of the theatre. His plays were performed before both royalty and commoners and constituted one of the earliest forms of mass entertainment. In this paper we will explore the nature of the theatrical world in which he wrote, his stagecraft, and his use of language, particularly the way that Shakespeare used language to motivate performance and action.We will also spend examine how Shakespeare's language has been adapted to the cinema through a study of significant filmic adaptations of his work.

Paper title Shakespeare: Stage, Page and Screen
Paper code ENGL218
Subject English
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

Prerequisite
One 100-level ENGL paper (excluding ENGL 126) or 36 points
Schedule C
Arts and Music
Contact
evelyn.tribble@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor and lecturer: Professor Evelyn Tribble
Teaching Arrangements
Twice-weekly lectures; play-readings; tutorials; screenings
Textbooks
Film adaptations include: Richard Loncraine's Richard III, Akira Kurosawa's Throne of Blood, Kenneth BranaghÔÇÖs Much Ado about Nothing, Grigor Kostinsev's Korol Lir, Fred M. WilcoxÔÇÖs Forbidden Planet

Folger Shakespeare Library editions of the following plays:
Richard III, Merry Wives of Windsor, King Lear, Macbeth, Much Ado about Nothing, The Tempest.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Understanding of staging history of Shakespeare
  • Understanding of the cinematic history of Shakespearean adaptation
  • Knowledge of analytic tools to read Shakespeare, including embedded stage instructions, cultural history and close reading

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Film Screening

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
S1 Thursday 15:00-16:50 10, 12, 16, 19, 21

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 13:00-13:50 9-13, 15-19, 21-22

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22
T2 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22

Workshop

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Thursday 12:00-13:50 20
A2 Thursday 15:00-16:50 20