Shakespeare on Film

Course code ENGL3008
Not available in 2016


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.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2015.

Learning Outcomes

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

Assumed Knowledge

20 units of English at 1000 level

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Character Analysis (500 words)

Written Assignment: Comparative Analysis (2000 words)

Written Assignment: Thematic Analysis (2000 words)

Contact Hours

Film Screening

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Seminar and Screening taught in a four-hour block.


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term