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Spring 2018-2019
* THR 343 / ENG 304 / HUM 343 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Some Contemporary Shakespearean Afterlives

Michael W. Cadden

This course will largely focus on some Shakespeare's "afterlives" of the past twenty years. Although his reputation rests on his work, Shakespeare was invented in the 18th century as something beyond a "mere" playwright. We'll take a brief look at the start of this phenomenon with David Garrick's Stratford Jubilee in 1769, then study some recent recyclings of 'the Shakespearean' in theater, film, fiction, dance, opera, television, actor's autobiographies, and theatrical institutions and festivals. Our key Shakespeare texts will be Othello, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest.

Sample reading list:
Lolita Chakrabarti, Red Velvet (play)
Vishal Bhardwaj, Omkara (film)
Jeanette Winterson, The Gap of Time (novel)
Thomas Ades, The Tempest (opera)
Christopher Wheeldon, The Winter's Tale (ballet)
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
150-250 pages or a film Grading: 20% Other = Blackboard Discussion

Papers - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 20%


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41595 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th        Enrolled:2 Limit:15