Shakespeare on Film

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Shakespeare on Film

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Classics, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    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.

    COURSE CONTENT
    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). 

    TEACHING METHODS
    Seminar meetings

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Exam 

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Students must have taken part in the module “Literary Theory.”

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