PMA 2681

PMA 2681

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 The class counts toward the pre-1800 requirement for English majors.

When Offered Spring.

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

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 2080

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7270 PMA 2681   LEC 001

    • MWF Morrill Hall 106
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Davis, S

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person