|COURSE NUMBER:||ENGL 320|
|COURSE TITLE:||Shakespeare: Text and Performance|
|NAME OF INSTRUCTOR:||Dr. Arlette Zinck|
|CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION:||credits 3(hrs lect 3 - hrs sem 2 - hrs lab 0)|
|COURSE DESCRIPTION:||This course explores issues of textuality and performance in
Shakespeare's canon. It combines a detailed study of the plays
themselves with an examination of representative film versions. The
course centres on a literary analysis of the text while it also
explores the historical context out of which the dramas emerged and
contemporary scholarly issues that arise in both text and performance.|
Same as DRAM 320.
Prerequisites: ENGL 215
|MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:||
is a course on Shakespeare’ plays, both the texts and their
interpretation in film. In this iteration of the course, we will
focus on some of the lesser known plays, both earlier ones and later
ones, in order to broaden our exposure to the Shakespeare canon and to
gain an appreciation for the ways Shakespeare’s literary art developed
over his career. |
This term we will study a collection of 7 plays. We will read at least one work from each of the four genres of drama: comedy, history, tragedy and romance, and we will assess each of the plays against generic standards developed for each form. Please note that we will usually spend four classes on each of the plays we will tackle this term. You are expected to have read the complete play before we begin discussion in the first class, so please ensure that you allocate several hours per week for reading the plays.
In the first of our classes we will focus on the action of the play and produce an analysis of one of the central scenes. In the subsequent classes we will identify and discuss the major themes and points of scholarly contention. Each Friday afternoon we will watch and discuss a film version. All classes are mandatory, including the Friday afternoon lab.
Specific Learning Outcomes Include:
Required texts, assignments, and grade distributions may vary from one offering of this course to the next. Please consult the course instructor for up to date details.
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