Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Shakespeare as Literary Dramatist

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Literature, Theater

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Assessment: coursework (5000 words in total)
    This module aims to introduce students to Shakespeare?s work as a poet and a dramatist, and to trace the development of his career from the early tragedy Titus Andronicus (1592) to the romance The Winter?s Tale (1611). The module will examine Shakespeare?s relationship to the theatrical fashions and literary genres of his day, as well as to the work of other playwrights. It will also discuss the plays in relation to their critical history and appropriation, for example Hamlet?s adaptation in contemporary film and popular fiction.

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