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Shakespeare: Themes and Presentations
University of Westminster
London, England

Subject Area(s) Level(s) Instruction in Credits Contact Hours Prerequisites
Literature 200 English 4 50 N/A

This module provides a detailed examination of a range of the dramatic works of William Shakespeare and of other poetry and drama of the English Renaissance.  It will consider the context of Shakespearean drama from the sixteenth century to its interpretation and dissemination in the present day, from theatrical practice, the playhouses, acting companies and royal patronage of the Renaissance through to twentieth-century film and television adaptations. It will include close study of content and language and it will also develop a broad understanding of themes, forms and issues (political, historical, theoretical and religious) characteristic of English culture during this period. There will also be a study visit to the Globe theatre.

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