Shakespeare After Shakespeare

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Shakespeare After Shakespeare

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Theater, Visual Arts

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None
    This module examines the ways in which Shakespeare has been adapted and appropriated in a variety of contexts on stage and screen. You will address and debate issues such as cultural and textual authority, authorship, gender, sexuality, national identity, ethnicity, adaptation and appropriation. Possible topics, contexts and texts through which these issues will be addressed may include, but are not limited to: American high school romantic comedies (and tragedies) (eg 10 Things I Hate About You) ; Shakespeare and authorship (eg Shakespeare in Love ; postcolonial and settler cultures (eg Une Tempête); prequels (eg Harlem Duet); feminist theatre (eg Lear's Daughters); queering Shakespeare (eg The Angelic Conversation); Shakespeare in translation (eg The Maori Merchant of Venice). You will engage critically with both Shakespeare's play texts and performances 'after Shakespeare'.
    Assessment: 20.0% Practical, 80.0% Coursework
    Level: 6

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