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ENAM0429

Shakespearean Sources

Shakespearean Sources
In this course we will examine not only how Shakespeare adapted certain well-known sources, but also how other people, in turn, have treated Shakespeare as a source for their own creative and political ends. Concentrating intensively on only a few plays, we will thus survey the history of Shakespearean appropriation up to the present day, partly to appreciate the craft of Shakespeare's work in adapting non-dramatic material for the stage, and partly to explore the controversies and changing ideals that have shaped the very idea of "Shakespeare." The syllabus will include readings in original-spelling English Renaissance texts, theoretical criticism, films, and some film analysis. Sem/screening
Subject:
English & American Literatures
Department:
English & American Literatures
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
LIT

Sections

Spring 2010

ENAM0429A-S10 Lecture (Billings)