This course explores the phenomenon of “Shakespeare and film,” concentrating on the meanings provoked by the “and” in the course-title. We shall be looking at examples of films of Shakespeare plays both early and recent, both in English and in other languages, and both those that stick close to conventional concepts of how to film Shakespeare and adaptations at varying degrees of distance from his language, time, plot, reaching a limit in versions that erase Shakespeare from the film. The transposition of different forms of Shakespearean texts (printed, theatrical, filmic) and the confrontation with the specificities of film production have produced and continue to produce a cultural phenomenon whose cultural meanings will be the subject of our investigations.
Course Level: Appropriate for sophomores and above with some experience in the same subject area, or in a related area.
|SAF – University of Notre Dame|
|Summer 2014 Sections||
Start Date: 06-09-2014
End Date: 08-08-2014
Mon 6:00pm - 7:20pm EST
Wed 6:00pm - 7:20pm EST