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Undergraduate Course: Shakespeare's Comedies (LLLG07090)

Course Outline
SchoolCentre for Open Learning CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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
Not being delivered
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 secretaryMs Kameliya Skerleva
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855
Email: Kameliya.Skerleva@ed.ac.uk
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