20 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: LIT107 or LIT108

Aims/Description: This module deals with issues arising from the transposition of Shakespeare┐s plays to film. It will consider such issues as the relationship between text, staging and the cinematic adaptation. The course will look at, for example, the comparative strengths of films that attempt textual fidelity (Branagh┐s Hamlet) and those that reflect the auteur/director┐s need to `rewright┐ the original (Derek Jarman┐s The Tempest); and analyse the problems, in terms of space, language and otherwise, associated with adapting stage drama for cinematic purposes. In particular, this module will look at some of the most exciting, unconventional and successful adaptations of Shakespearean plays to screen.

Staff Contact: Dr Carmen Levick
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

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