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ENGL 9901 Ph.D Seminar: Shakespearean Appropriations (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

In this seminar we will read some plays by Shakespeare and consider various appropriations, interpretations, and performances of his works across a range of historical periods and geographical locations. We will consider not only performance history of his works, ranging from 18th century adaptations to contemporary film, but also the formative cultural role of the plays in contexts ranging from 19th century America, to European modernism, to contemporary popular culture. Students will then pursue projects on appropriations or interpretations of Shakespeare in contexts that are of particular interest to them.

Instructor(s): Mary Crane

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17