PMA 2681

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What can we learn about Shakespeare's plays from their reception by late modernity? What can we learn about modern cultures from the way they appropriate these texts and the Shakespeare mystique? We will study five plays and their adaptations in film and theater and explore the uses made of Shakespeare in education, advertising, and public culture and by the Shakespeare industry itself. For spring 2017: Richard III, Othello, Macbeth, Taming of the Shrew, and Midsummer Night's Dream, with films or filmed productions directed by Richard Loncraine, Trevor Nunn, Janet Suzman, George Sidney, Max Reinhardt, and Adrian Noble. For updates, see http://courses.cit.cornell.edu/sad4449/2080/.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS)

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    Combined with: ENGL 2080

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt