Contemporary Reception ofSshakespeare
(Shakespeare kortárs recepciója) in spring 2015
, Tue 12:30–14:00
seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: AND-201, 221
description & set texts
The course will focus on different approaches to Shakespeare and his works in our age. The problems of appropriation, popular vs elite culture and interpretation vs adaptation will be highlighted through studying different theatrical, filmic or re-written versions of Shakespearean plays, both in English and Hungarian. The course will also call attention to the significance of different translations. Translation criticism and the history of Hungarian translations of Shakespeare will also be examined, with the help of a guest lecturer from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Júlia Paraizs.
As some parts of the course will necessarily be discussed in Hungarian, it is primarily offered for Hungarian-speaking students.
The schedule and the list of set texts/films, etc. will be handed out in class.
requirements & assessment
Active participation in class discussion and reading/watching set texts and versions is indispensible. One presentation and a final essay of 5-6 pages, based on original research concerning an adaptation/interpretation are also required.