Shakespeare on Film

Course code ENGL3008Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

The course will consider a group of filmed versions of Shakespeare's plays in relation to the play texts from which they derive and in relation to film techniques and effects.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesUpon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate
(1) a broad understanding of issues related to a set of Shakespeare texts, and to the adaptation of drama texts into film
(2) a detailed understanding of a group of culturally central Shakespeare texts
(3) core skills in written and oral communication, in textual and in visual-medium analysis.
Content* Reading and discussion of a group of Shakespeare play texts and associated secondary materials
* Viewing and comparative study of filmed versions of the texts and associated secondary materials
* General consideration of the adaptation of plays into film, bearing in mind the theatrical tradition of performance, staging and direction
* Detailed consideration of the impact of film techniques on the construction of meaning by audiences
Replacing Course(s)The course will be offered as an addition to those already available to students wishing to complete an English and Writing major or build up a minor sequence in those disciplines.

It should have no direct impact on course offerings by other Faculties or Schools.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed Knowledge20 units of English at 1000 level
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments1 Written assignment (Research Portfolio) equivalent to 2000 words 40%
Essays / Written Assignments1 Essay 2000 words 40%
Essays / Written Assignments1 Essay 500 words 20%.
Other: (please specify)Students must submit all assessment items in order to complete the course.
Contact HoursLaboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for ENGL3008