Honors Program

Honors Shakespeare on Page, Stage, and Screen

Honors Shakespeare on Page, Stage, and Screen (H101)

Honors Shakespeare on Page, Stage, and Screen CRN: 14038 HON H101-05H MW 1:30-2:45PM LA316

3 Credits

This course fulfills the Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing (B.6) General Education Requirement (or Area IV under the old General Education Program).

Instructor: Dr. Rachel Hile (English)

A person can encounter a Shakespearean play through reading, in a theater, or on a television or movie screen, and the medium of the encounter will affect the experience. This course will focus in depth on several Shakespeare plays with attention to how technologies of access affect experience and interpretation. We will discuss the histories of printing and editing of Shakespeare’s plays, technologies of theatrical performance and how practice has or has not changed over the centuries, and the ways that television and film productions of Shakespeare have changed audiences’ experiences of the plays.