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FYSE1132

Shakespeare and Music

Sounds and Sweet Airs: Shakespeare and Music
Shakespeare's plays are the stories we tell ourselves to explain to ourselves who we are. We have told them over and over, and they have proven to be infinitely adaptable to our needs. Composers, too, have been drawn to them from the beginning, adding their music to the music of Shakespeare's language. In this seminar we will study a number of plays, among them Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, and the operas, ballets, film scores, and symphonic works they have inspired from the 17th century to the present.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
ART CW EUR

Sections

Fall 2013

FYSE1132A-F13 Seminar (Vitercik)

Fall 2012

FYSE1132A-F12 Seminar (Hamberlin)

Fall 2005

FYSE1132A-F05 Seminar (Vitercik)