Acquiring the ability to make connections between seemingly unrelated topics. Identifying the problematics of Shakespeare's works today. Relating the knowledge and insight acquired to critical and creative interpretations. Acquiring translation skills.
This course focuses on some well-known works by Shakespeare, particularly the early comedies and late romances, by attending to some key issues such as representations of gender and the supernatural. The aim is to stimulate students to read afresh, honing their skills in close reading, in visual literacy and in contextualising historical and cross-cultural constructions of Shakespeare. Both classic and emergent adaptations in performance, film and art will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to engage in creative work, such as translations of new Asian Shakespeares.
Shakespeare, William. The Taming of the Shrew. Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. A|S|I|A (Online performance database). Handouts will be distributed in class.
Handouts will 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．Who is Shakespeare? : Recent developments in biographical studies ２．Shakespeare and gender:The Taming of the Shrew 1 ３．The Taming of the Shrew 2 ４．The Taming of the Shrew 3 ５．The Taming of the Shrew 4 ６．Writing a theatre review ７．Supernatural Shakespeares: The Tempest 1 ８．The Tempest 2 ９．The Tempest 3 10．The Tempest 4 11．Asian Shakespeares 1 12．Asian Shakespeares 2 13．Asian Shakespeares 3 14．Issues of translation 1 15．Issues of translation 2
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