Module Identifier DR30620  
Module Title SHAKESPEARE IN PERFORMANCE  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Hazel Davies  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite DR10120 , DR10220  
Course delivery Lecture   20 Hours  
  Seminar   10 Hours  
Assessment Essay   Essay (2500 words)   40%  
  Exam   2 Hours   60%  

Aims


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.


Learning Outcomes:


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.


Content:


During the study for this module students will encounter differing approaches to performances of selected texts.   

Reading Lists

Books
Essential Reading:.
The Taming of the Shrew.
Othello.
Twelfth Night.
King Lear.
Titus Andronicus.
Coriolanus.
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