Examine ways in which directors have adapted Shakespeare’s plays to the film or television screen.

This course investigates ways in which directors have adapted Shakespeare’s plays to the film or television screen. Its basis is the viewing and analysis of five plays chosen to illustrate the various genres and periods of Shakespeare’s career and different styles of production and adaptation.

The main emphasis is on the ‘language’ of Shakespearian drama, movies and TV in the broad sense, which includes everything that is seen and heard. Special emphasis will be placed on directors’ use of shot, scene and sequence, which contributes to their distinctive film rhetorics.

Plays of Shakespeare to be examined include: Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Titus Andronicus, The Merchant of Venice, and Romeo and Juliet. Excerpts will be shown from others

You will join a class which is studying Shakespeare on Screen (ENGLISH300) as part of an undergraduate degree, but you will not attend tutorials, complete assignments or sit an exam – a no-stress learning opportunity.

Please be aware that the ULC programme is designed as an observer/auditor programme and participants are enrolled as non-credit students. Participants attending a ULC course will be provided with a course outline.

Please be aware that as a non-credit registrant participants are not eligible for:

  • online access to material,
  • purchase work/course books,
  • attend tutorials/labs,
  • complete assignments, or,
  • sit tests/exams.

Limited to 10 CCE participants.

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