LIT 380: Shakespeare in Film

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Blog writing is over for the semester

Thanks to everyone who participated in writing on the blog this semester, but writing closed as of the last day of class. Please focus on finishing your final exam. I won’t accept any further blog entries after this this post.

Blog questions 4/5-4/12

Here are some questions to think about writing on this week: Think about the opening and closing sequences in Olivier’s Henry V. What do they bring to the field of Shakespeare in film? How do you think the opening sequence relates to Branagh’s Henry V. Look for some other connections between the two films. Both [...]

Color Association for CST’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

SPOILER ALERT–DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T YET SEEN THE PLAY: I thought that the most interesting aspect of the play was the director’s use of color. In a play or movie, the visuals play as big of a role as the Shakespearian text. In the Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s version of the play, the director [...]

Taming of the Shrew, Kate’s Character

At first, after watching Zeffirelli version of the Taming of the Shrew, I was reluctant to believe in Kate’s sudden change in character.  She was a strong, aggressive female who always got the last say. In a very short time span (a week?), her personality changes to completely passive toward Pertruccio. She also seems sincerely [...]

Blog questions week 3 / office hours

Hi all, As requested, here are some blog questions for this week that you can write about in our course blog. Think about a specific scene and/or shot that you thought stood out in Zeffirelli’s Romeo and Juliet as you were writing up your notes. Include your notes and then describe how you think the [...]