Topic: Shakespeare & Film

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

Film Studies

Course Number: 
380
Institution: 
Mount Holyoke College
We will read plays by Shakespeare, watch films based on those plays, and study the plays, the films, and the plays-as-films. 'Shakespeare' comes first, of course, both historically and as the source/inspiration for the films. Yet each film has its own existence, to be understood not just as an 'adaptation,' but also as the product of linked artistic, technical, and economic choices. Considering Shakespeare's plays as pre-texts (rather than pre-scriptions), we will look at early and recent films, both those that follow closely conventionalized conceptualizations of 'Shakespeare,' and those that tend to erase or emend their Shakespearean sources.
Comments: 

Prereq: Film Studies 201, 202, or Spanish 221

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
N
Crosslisted Section ID: 
83064,83091
Schedule #: 
83091

Course Sections

Topic: Shakespeare & Film
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Amy Rodgers

arodgers@mtholyoke.edu

W 01:15PM-04:05PM

Daniel L. Jones CDC 111