Acquiring a critical awareness of Shakespeare's works. Acquiring the tools to analyze texts and performances. Acquiring presentation skills.
What issues come to the fore in exploring Shakespeare's texts today? This course offers a range of approaches to the plays. After close readings of Shakespeare's plays, we will watch performances and films to examine how the texts work on stage and screen.
Shakespeare, William. A Midsummer Night's Dream. ---. The Tempest.
Handouts to be distributed in class. Reference books will be introduced in class.
Active participation in class. Preparation for presentations. Preliminary reading. Attending assigned performances and watching assigned films.
class attendance/oral presentations/quizzes/reviews on assigned films and performances/term paper
１．Shakespeare's theatre 1 ２．Shakespeare's theatre 2 ３．The Plots of A Midsummer Night's Dream ４．Nature and Supernature in A Midsummer Night's Dream ５．Metatheatre in A Midsummer Night's Dream ６．A Midsummer Night's Dream as Cultural Catalyst ７．A Midsummer Night's Dream in Performance ８．Playreading ９．Discussion 10．Past/Present/Future in The Tempest 11．Family Ties in The Tempest 12．Magic and Monsters in The Tempest 13．Revenge and Forgiveness in The Tempest 14．Postcolonial Tempests 15．Discussion
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