Undergraduate Course: Shakespeare's Comedies (LLLG07090)
|School||Centre for Open Learning
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||An 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- evaluate the evolving treatment of women in the comedies
- examine the comic use of disguise and role play in these plays
- analyse Shakespeare¿s complex imagery and comic language
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).
Salingar, Leo 1976. Shakespeare and the Traditions of Comedy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Smith, Emma (ed.). 2004. Shakespeare¿s Comedies. Oxford: Blackwell.
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|Course organiser||Ms Rachael King
|Course secretary||Ms Kameliya Skerleva
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855