311: Schedule of Readings

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Week #1, Sep 6th Introduction to the Course
Week #2, Sep 13th Romeo and Juliet on the Elizabethan Stage (slides)
Reading Film: Thames Television TV Movie (1976)
Week #3, Sep 20th Romeo and Juliet on Film (slides)
Slings and Arrows, Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet, Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet
Week #4, Sep 27th Titus Andronicus (slides)
Reading Film: Seoul Shakespeare Company theatrical production (2015)
Week #5, Oct 4th Julie Taymore’s Titus (highly stylized, 1999)
Close Reading Due
Week #6, Oct 11th Richard III, Act I – III (slides)
Week #7, Oct 18th Richard III, Act VI – V (slides)
Ian McKellan’s Richard III, Looking for Richard, the RSC’s Richard III, Black Adder “The Foretelling”
Week #8, Oct 25th A Midsummer Night’s Dream (slides)
Week #9, Nov 1st A Midsummer Night’s Dream Adaptations (slides)
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1981), Gil Cates Jr’s A Midsummer Night’s Rave (2002) Russel T. Davies’ A Midsummer Night’s Dream (BBC Wales/Cymru 2016), The Sandman #19, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Annotated Bibliography Due
Week #10, Nov 8th Henry V (Act I – III) (slides)
Week #11, Nov 15th Henry V (Act IV – V) (slides)
Week #12, Nov 22nd Henry V (films) (slides)
Lawrence Olivier (1944, trailer, film), Keneth Branagh (1989, trailer), The Globe Theatre (2012, trailer), The Hollow Crown (2014, trailer)
Research Paper Due
Week #13, Nov 29th Review for Final Exam (slide)
December 7th, 10am to December – 9th, 11:30am Take-Home Final Exam:
The exam topics will be posted to the Assignments Page (scroll to the bottom!) and emailed to all registered students at the start time (7 December, 10am).