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ALL375 - Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:G Boucher
Prerequisite:

Successful completion of at least one second year literature unit

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: ALL316
Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

This unit explores a selection of playscripts by Shakespeare. The eight plays selected for close study embody radically different visions of life (or "worlds").

 

Four strands are interwoven in this study:

(i) The time and mentality of the period of the performances of the plays themselves in London of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century;

(ii) Some major responses to Shakespeare himself which remain culturally influential frameworks (or ideologies), particularly those associated with key intellectual movements since the early nineteenth century onwards up to our own times;

(iii) Ways of reading and performing the plays themselves, taking account of the physical characteristics of the stage for which Shakespeare wrote (especially The Theatre, The Globe, and Blackfriars); and

(iv) Adaptations of the plays, ranging from cinematic renditions to modern stage versions.

Assessment

Critical Analysis, 2000 words, 50%

Thematic essay or creative-exegetical project, 2000 words, 50%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$769$769$2394$2521

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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