Film Adaptation of Shakespeare – Non Majors

3 credits

FILMS_VS 2160

Film Studies - Visual Studies
College of Arts and Science

This course serves as an introduction to the problems and complexities that arise when adapting William Shakespeare’s plays to contemporary film. One basic task of the course is to develop students’ ideas about adaptation, especially with reference to contemporary adaptation theory. This course hopes both to explain and discredit the value of “fidelity discourse,” students should be liberated from the notion of “faithfulness” to the texts. No credit for film majors or minors. Graded on A-F basis only.