EAC486 - Shakespeare and Film

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Subject Title
Shakespeare and Film

Subject Description
This subject will consider several popular plays by William Shakespeare and how they have been adapted as recent feature films. It will examine Shakespeare's relevance to the world today, how his language continues to inspire and influence us, and how the themes he explored may be considered timeless and universal.

Credit Status
One Literature elective

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Recognize and analyze the adaptation of Shakespearean plays and their relevance to contemporary times.
2. Explore the diversity of filmic representations of Shakespearean plays, and compare the differences and similarities of their style, topics and perspective.
3. Critically analyze various filmic techniques and devices used by the directors to dramatize and underscore the themes and issues of Shakespearean plays and contemporary Western society.
4. Produce coherent, well-organized analytical essays.

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