Shakespeare on Film
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Students become knowledgeable about: (1) Shakespeare, his work, and his times; (2) various theoretical issues regarding film adaptations; and (3) critical theory on the cultural construction of identity.
The central artifacts under discussion are William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and a handful of its film adaptations. Students are introduced to a number of theoretical issues that arise when studying Shakespeare adaptations (“original” source text, authorship, intertextuality). In addition, they get acquainted with interpretative approaches to plays and films that focus on the cultural construction of identity (gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality).
TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
Students must have taken part in the module “Literary Theory.”
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