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ALL375 - Shakespeare: Six Plays, Six Worlds

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Offering information:

Offered in alternate years 2017, 2019

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Geoff Boucher

Prerequisite:

Successful completion of at least one second year literature unit

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with: ALL316
Contact hours:

Burwood: 1 by 2 hour seminar plus access to an Echo recording of the Geelong lecture.

Waurn Ponds: 1 x 1 hour class plus 1 x 2 hour seminar

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

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%

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