LIT 380: Shakespeare in Film

Reading Schedule

All readings and films are due on the date listed. Not everyone can watch the film on the day before it is due, so view the reservation page and plan accordingly. Readings subject to change.

Abbreviations:

S&F Crowl, S. (2008). Shakespeare and Film: A Norton Guide. New York: Norton. ISBN 9780393927658
ASG Corrigan, T. (2012). A Short Guide to Writing About Film. Boston: Pearson. ISBN 9780205236398
Date Film Norton Shakespeare Other Readings/In-class
Tu 1/10 Welcome to Class
Th 1/12 ASG ch. 1
Tu 1/17 Romeo and Juliet Intro and act 1
Th 1/19 Romeo and Juliet act 2 ASG ch. 2
Tu 1/24 Romeo and Juliet acts 3-5 S&F “A Brief Guide to Film Grammar and Rhetoric” (p. xxiii-xxv) and p. 3-8
Th 1/26 Zeffirelli (1968) S&F p. 9-20 and p. 53-60
Tu 1/31 ASG p. 36-57
Th 2/2 Luhrmann (1996) S&F p. 116-8, ASG p. 57-82
Tu 2/7 The Taming of the Shrew Intro and act 1 S&F ch. 6
Th 2/9 The Taming of the Shrew acts 2-3
Tu 2/14 Zeffirelli (1967) The Taming of the Shrew acts 4-5
Th 2/16 Junger (1999) S&F ch. 5
Tu 2/21 A Midsummer Night’s Dream Intro and act 1 S&F ch. 7
Th 2/23 A Midsummer Night’s Dream acts 2-3
Tu 2/28 Hall (1968) A Midsummer Night’s Dream acts 4-5
Th 3/1 Hoffman (1999)
Tu 3/6 Midterm Exam
Th 3/8 Macbeth Intro and act 1
Tu 3/13 Macbeth acts 2-4 S&F ch. 4
Th 3/15 Polanski (1971) Macbeth act 5
ASG ch. 4, Spring Break
Tu 3/27 Kurosawa (1957) ASG ch. 6, S&F p. 41-48
Th 3/29 Henry V Intro and act 1 A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Chicago Shakespeare Theater–Play Review Due, Final Paper Proposal Due
Tu 4/3 Henry V acts 2-3 S&F ch. 2
Th 4/5 Olivier (1944) Henry V acts 4-5
Tu 4/10 Branagh (1989) S&F ch. 10, Annotated Bibliography Due
Th 4/12 Hamlet Intro and act 1
Tu 4/17 Hamlet acts 2-4 Rough Draft Due
Th 4/19 Branagh (1996) Hamlet act 5
Tu 4/24 Almereyda (2000)
Th 4/26 Final Paper Due
Tu 5/1 Final Exam due at 9:30p (submit via email)