ENGL 2080

ENGL 2080

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

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 2020: Titus Andronicus, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Merchant of Venice, and The Tempest, with films or filmed productions directed by Julie Taymor, Grigori Kozintsev, Akira Kurosawa, Trevor Nunn, and Fred Wilcox. For updates, see courses.cit.cornell.edu/sad4449/2080/. The class counts toward the pre-1800 requirement for English majors.

When Offered Spring.

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

Comments May be used as one of the three pre-1800 courses required of English majors.

View Enrollment Information

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PMA 2681

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7028ENGL 2080  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person