School of English and Drama

Shakespeare After Shakespeare

Module code: DRA316

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

    Film Screening
  • Semester 1: Weeks 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10: Friday 5 pm - 7 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 4: Friday 2 pm - 10 pm
  • Semester 1: Monday 11 am - 1 pm

Contact: Dr Catherine Silverstone
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module examines how Shakespeare has been adapted and appropriated in a variety of performance contexts. We will address and debate issues such as cultural and textual authority, authorship, gender, sexuality, national identity, ethnicity, adaptation and appropriation. Possible topics, contexts and texts through which these issues will be addressed may include, but are not limited to: authorship; decolonisation, postcolonial and settler cultures; queering Shakespeare; feminist performance; heritage and tourism; festivals; translation; popular culture; education. We will engage critically with Shakespeare's play texts, performances 'after Shakespeare' and critical writing.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6