Acquiring the ability to make connections between seemingly unrelated topics. Acquiring a critical awareness of Shakespeare's works and their relevance to pedagogy. Acquiring the tools to analyze texts and performances. Acquiring translation skills.
Shakespeare's works are not generally discussed in relation to the concept of the child/childhood or children's literature. Nevertheless, children/childhoods are featured memorably in the plays, boy actors have played female roles, and the works have been used for pedagogical purposes in various cultures. This course explores hitherto uncharted territory by attending to key issues in Shakespeare, child studies and translation.
Shakespeare, William. Hamlet. Handouts will be distributed in class.
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 performances/translation assignments/term paper
１．Introduction: Shakespearean comedy ２．The child as imagery in Shakespearean comedy ３．The child as character in Shakespearean comedy ４．The child actor in Shakespearean comedy ５．Rewriting Shakespearean comedy ６．Translating Shakespearean comedy ７．Adaptations of Shakespearean comedy ８．Discussion ９．Introduction: Shakespearean history plays and tragedy 10．The child as imagery in Shakespearean history plays and tragedy 11．The child as character in Shakespearean history plays and tragedy 12．The child actor in Shakespearean history plays and tragedy 13．Rewriting Shakespearean history plays and tragedy 14．Translating Shakespearean history plays and tragedy 15．Adaptations of Shakespearean history plays and tragedy
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