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ENGS 136 – Shakespeare and Film

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Examines Shakespeare's works in intellectual, historical, aesthetic contexts. Topics: Shakespeare and Philosophy; Engendering Shakespeare; Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama. May be repeated for credit with different content. Pre/co-requisite: Three hours in English courses numbered ENGS 005 - ENGS 096; Sophomore standing.

Section Description: This course will conceptualize the auteur as adapter and will use film adaptions of Shakespeare plays as the specific site for this investigation. We will both read Shakespeare plays and watch films based on those plays, in addition to reading about the theory of adaptation as a form of repetition. Film adaptations that we watch will include Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and Henry V.

CRN: 12818

Section: A

Enrolled/Seats: 30/37

Days Time Location
TR 13:15 - 14:30 HILLS AGRI SCI 122

Instructor(s): Andrew Thomas Barnaby

Meeting Dates: 19 Jan 2016 - 04 May 2016