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120030 VO Cultural and Regional Studies (2010W)

Shakespeare Goes to the Movies

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Das Tutorium findet jeden Dienstag, wtl von 12.10.2010 bis 25.01.2011 12.00-14.00 Ort: Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17 statt.

Details

Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 18.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 25.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 08.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 15.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 22.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 29.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 06.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 13.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 10.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 17.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 24.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The joke has been repeated ad nauseam: if William Shakespeare were alive and well and living in Los Angeles, he would be earning his living as a Hollywood script-writer/director.
From the early days of cinema, Shakespeare's plays have constituted an interesting playground for film-makers. The 1990s, in particular, witnessed a strong revival of Shakespeare adaptations for the big screen. In fact, we find ourselves in a hitherto unparalleled phase of creative engagements with Shakespeare not only in the cinema, but in all fields of popular culture.

Assessment and permitted materials

Requirements for credit: written final test.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

It is the aim of this lecture course to provide a survey of the major styles of Shakespearean adaptations (re-workings, transformations etc.) for the big screen. Thus, we will look at, and compare, the work of famous directors and their styles (Laurence Olivier, Orson Welles, Peter Brook, Franco Zeffirelli, Kenneth Branagh, Baz Luhrmann etc.) -- all the way from 'Silent Shakespeare'; to such beauties as 'She's the Man' (variation on 'Twelfth Night'), 'Ten Things I Hate about You' ('Taming of the Shrew') and 'Romeo and Juliet vs. the Living Dead'.

Examination topics

Lecture course; classroom discourse will be supplemented by visual aids (ppt, excerpts from feature films, video material).

Reading list

Students would do well to study the plays which provide the basis for these intermedial comparisons (in any edition).
Additional material will be provided on an e-learning platform. Therefore, students are asked to familiarise themselves in advance with the Fronter platform; for introduction and self-guided tour, please see https://www.univie.ac.at/ZID/elearning-infos-studierende/

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126;
Code/Modul: 403-405, 701, BA10;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0172

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