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THEA 4050  SHAKESPEARE ON FILM: THE ART OF INTERPRETATION (3 credits)

Study how Shakespeare's plays are interpreted for performance. Explore how production shapes our understanding of the text. Understand how the change of medium from page to stage to screen reveals meaning in unique ways. Experience a dynamic way of making the most extraordinary plays your own. Classes will feature readings, lecture, class discussion, and film screenings of different cinematic interpretations of several of Shakespeare's plays. Previous study of Shakespeare is helpful but not required.

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): Junior standing or permission of instructor.

Distribution: Humanities and Fine Arts General Education course