Undergraduate Course: Shakespeare on Film (LLLG07048)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
|Home subject area||Lifelong Learning (LLC)
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||THIS IS A FOR-CREDIT COURSE OFFERED BY THE OFFICE OF LIFELONG LEARNING (OLL); ONLY STUDENTS REGISTERED WITH OLL SHOULD BE ENROLLED.
This course will study acknowledged masterpieces of Shakespearean adaptation for the cinema. Using techniques of both literary and film analysis, we will explore the great diversity of high-quality Shakespearean film, from the silent era to contemporary inner-city adaptations.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Lifelong Learning - Session 3, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: No
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|By the end of this course, students should be able to:
* explain the process of adaptation and the directorial choices involved;
* analyse the changing critical responses to Shakespeare which underlie the history of adaptation;
* discuss the range of cinematic techniques used in the adaptations.
|One 2000 word essay submitted after the course finishes, worth 100% of the total course mark.|
||Week 1: Introduction to Shakespeare on Film: silent movie versions
Weeks 2 and 3: A Midsummer Night's Dream: from Hollywood to Arthouse with versions by Max Reinhardt (1935), Adrian Noble (1996) and Michael Hoffman (1999)
Weeks 4 and 5: Sex and the City: Romeo and Juliet in Verona and Los Angeles with Zeffirelli (1967) and Baz Luhrmann (1996)
Weeks 6 and 7: In time of war: versions of Henry V by Olivier (1944) and Branagh (1989)
Weeks 8 and 9: Hamlet our Contemporary: Olivier (1948), Branagh (1996) and Almereyda (2000, starring Ethan Hawke)
Week 10: Visual fantasies on The Tempest: Derek Jarman (1979) and Peter Greenaway (1991)
Composition of discursive essays.
Understanding of interpersonal relationships.
Greenblatt, S. ed., 1997. The Norton Shakespeare. New York: W. W. Norton.
Jackson, R. ed., 2000. The Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Rothwell, K., 1999. A History of Shakespeare on screen. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Shaughnessy, R. ed., 1998. Shakespeare on Film. London: Macmillan.
Thornton Burnett, M. and Wray, R., 1999. Shakespeare, Film, Fin-de-Siècle. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
|Course organiser||Dr Caroline Bamford
Tel: (0131 6)50 4322
|Course secretary||Mrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
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