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Adapting Shakespeare in Practice

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Spring 2016
English 198
1 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

This Decal will give students the chance to adapt, direct and perform major scenes/ monologues from three great plays, The Merchant of Venice, Othello and The Tempest. We will survey the history of Shakespearean performance and explore different modes and theories of adaptation, culminating in a Shakespeare in the Park-style performance of the work done in class.

We are also aiming to organize field trips, a speaker and an event marking the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death this year.

Students will be assessed through short written work (1-2 pages max), participation and especially scene/ monologue work. No exams, but attendance will be essential due to the performance nature of the course.

Experience not essential, enthusiasm heartily encouraged!

How to Enroll:

open to all


People joining the class on Thursday 11th of Feb need to read The Merchant of Venice, with particular focus on the courtroom scene in act 4, the third casket scene with Bassanio, and the Shylock 'Hath not a Jew eyes' speech

Course Contact: fionaerussell AT


Faculty Sponsor: David Landreth

Time & Location:

Shakespeare DecalFiona Russell
20130 WheelerTh 5:30p-7:30p2/04started— (lower)
28612 (upper)

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