Shakespeare on Film (ENGL3445)
Mon/Wed 12:45-2:00 pm
taught by Professor Alexa Alice Joubin,
offered this fall semester of 2017
Shakespeare’s plays have been adapted for the cinema since 1899 in multiple film genres, including silent film, film noire, Western, theatrical film, and Hollywood films.
This course examines Shakespeare’s lesser-known romance play, histories, tragedies, and comedies and their adaptations on screen, with a focus on the themes of race, gender, sexuality, and colonialism.
Plays and Films:
Love’s Labour’s Lost (comedy; Branagh)
King John (history; Dickson & Dando, 1899)
Henry V (history; Olivier; Branagh)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream (comedy; Hoffman; Reinhaardt; Taymor)
Titus Andronicus (tragedy; Taymor)
Othello (tragedy; Oliver Parker; Pier Paolo Pasolini)
Richard III (history; Richard Loncraine)
Winter’s Tale (romance; Howell; Rohmer)