Shakespeare on Film
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004
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.
Upon 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.
* 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
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.
20 units of English at 1000 level
Modes of Delivery
Laboratory: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term