How does Shakespeare intersect with youth culture? What are the key strategies in making Shakespeare accessible to contemporary youth audiences? After close readings of Shakespeare's plays, we will focus on some youth-oriented cinematic adaptations to examine how the films translate the plays through the language and elements of cinema.
class attendance/oral presentations/short quizzes/watching assigned films/term paper
Shakespeare, William. Othello ---. The Taming of the Shrew Handouts to be distributed in class.
Hulbert, Jennifer, Kevin J. Wetmore, Jr., and Robert L. York eds. Shakespeare and Youth Culture. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006.
Active participation in class. Preparation for presentations. Preliminary reading. The class will be conducted in English.
１．Reducing, Translating, Referencing Shakespeare for Youth
２．The Taming of the Shrew Close reading and critical aasessment 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
３．Othello Close reading and critical assessment "O" (2001)
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