|Module Title||SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE|
|Co-ordinator||Dr David Rabey|
|Pre-Requisite||DR10120 , DR10220|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours|
|Essay||Essay (2500 words)||40%|
To examine a number of Shakespeare texts and to explore ways in which:
- Their creation and mediation was determined by original staging circumstances.
- Later generations restaged them in ways to create new meanings
- They might be staged creatively today.
Typically, upon completion of this module students should be able:
- To demonstrate a critical and analytical awareness of the theatricality of specific Shakespeare plays.
- To reflect analytically and critically on the assumptions which documented production choices embody.
- To show an understanding of the implications various critical approaches may generate for production choices.
During the study for this module students will encounter differing approaches to performances of selected texts.
The Taming of the Shrew.
The Winter's Tale.
One other text to be chosen..
** Recommended Text
Calderwood, J.L.. (1989) The Properties of Othello.
Dessen, Alan. (1989) Titus Andronicus. Shakespeare in Performance: Manchester
Holderness, Graham. (1989) The Taming of The Shrew. Shakespeare in Performance: Manchester
Leggatt, Alexander. (1991) King Lear. Shakespeare in Performance: Manchester
Mangan, Michael. (1991) A Preface to Shakespeare's Tragedies. Longman
Mangan, Michael. A Preface to Shakespeare's Comedies. Longman
Parsons, K., & Mason, P. (eds). (1995) Shakespeare in Performance.
Ripley, John. (1998) `Coriolanus? on Stage in England and America 1609-1994. AUP, London
Thomson, Peter. (1992) Shakespeare?s Theatre. Routledge