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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Lifelong Learning (LLC)

Undergraduate Course: Shakespeare's Comedies (LLLG07090)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryAn introduction to some of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies with extensive video and DVD material of different interpretations from early Hollywood to the present date.
Course description This course will introduce some of Shakespeare's best-loved comedies and explore a wealth of different interpretations, both on stage and screen, from early Hollywood to the present date. Plays will include The Comedy of Errors, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Twelfth Night. Through this course students will develop an understanding of both the plays as pieces of both written and performed art.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  16
Course Start Lifelong Learning - Session 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 19, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 79 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) one 2000 word essay
Feedback students are given the opportunity to submit a practice essay in week 6, feedback for which will be returned in week 7
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. evaluate the evolving treatment of women in the comedies
  2. examine the comic use of disguise and role play in these plays
  3. analyse Shakespeare┐s complex imagery and comic language
Learning Resources
Essential
Greenblatt Stephen. 1997. The Norton Shakespeare. New York: W. W. Norton. (or any edition(s) with notes, i.e. RSC, Arden, Oxford, or New Cambridge).
Recommended
Salingar, Leo 1976. Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Smith, Emma (ed.). 2004. Shakespeare┐s Comedies. Oxford: Blackwell.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Rachael King
Tel:
Email: Rachael.King@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
Email: D.McMillan@ed.ac.uk
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