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ENGL 117 F - Shakespeare on Film

Campus: Urbana-Champaign

Description:

Explores the ongoing reinterpretation and appropriation of Shakespeare plays in twentieth- and twenty-first century film. Expect to read around five plays and analyze two productions of each play, and to consider how Shakespeare can be transformed to meet different cultural and contextual demands of the screen. Lecture and discussion. Course Information: Same as MACS 117.

Special Instructions:

ENGL 117 Shakespeare on Film (Spring 2021 Online) - This version of ENGL 117 Shakespeare on Film focuses on what we might call `queer- film adaptations of Shakespeare-s plays (and, in one case, Christopher Marlowe-s): Private Romeo (Romeo and Juliet); Were the World Mine (Midsummer Night-s Dream); Ten Things I Hate About You (Taming of the Shrew); She-s the Man (Twelfth Night); My Own Private Idaho (Henry IV Part 1); and Edward II (Edward II). These films include same-sex love stories and landmark films of the `New Queer Cinema- as well as adaptations of Shakespeare for a `teen- market. All of these films subvert or ask us to question heteronormativity (even if, in some cases, quite accidentally); as we discuss how the films adapt their sources, we-ll consider the forms of queer life, desire, and attachment that they imagine. How do these films `read- the Shakespearean original - that is, do the films illuminate possibilities already present in the original

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 0

Term(s): Spring

Option 2

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Spring


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