Shakespeare Matters

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Shakespeare’s work has influenced the way we think about our relationships and ourselves. His plays are still as relevant today as when they were written almost 400 years ago.

In this introductory course, you will learn how Shakespeare uses emotion in his plays, how his characters experience and manipulate emotions, and how the emotional resonance of the plays makes them powerfully relevant to the modern world.

As you follow and engage with the emotional journeys of characters in tragedy, comedy, tragicomedy, and history; you will discover patterns of plot, action, and speech that will help you appreciate, understand, and discuss Shakespeare’s plays.

Each week of the course will focus on a different emotion. You’ll cover the range of emotions found in Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, The Winter’s Tale, and King Henry V.

This course includes interactive activities, and interviews with a range of people engaged creatively and professionally with Shakespeare’s plays. You’ll be encouraged to interpret Shakespeare in your own way - to find ‘your Shakespeare.’

You will learn how to read a Shakespeare play and gain the tools you need to interpret its language. You will also have the opportunity to experience what it’s like to direct scenes from the plays. And you’ll learn about the various kinds of Shakespearean drama, and the dramatic and poetic techniques Shakespeare uses to investigate the human condition.

Программа
Shakespeare Matters
Learn about Shakespeare’s plays and their influence through a focus on emotions such as love, hate, and jealousy.
Что Вы изучите?
  • Why Shakespeare still matters, all through a focus on emotions
  • Ideas and techniques that will help you understand as well as enjoy Shakespeare’s plays
  • How to understand and appreciate Shakespeare’s language and its power
Лекторы
Lucy Potter
Lucy Potter
Associate Professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing University of Adelaide
Lucy is an Associate Professor in the Department of English and Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. In addition to teaching Shakespeare, including a course that takes students to the reconstructed Globe theatre in London, she teaches courses in Tragedy and Literary Imitation.
Joy McEntee
Joy McEntee
Lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing University of Adelaide
Joy is a Lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing at the University of Adelaide. Joy’s doctoral thesis was on revenge in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama and twentieth century American film. During those studies, she developed an interest in Shakespeare and his contemporaries. She currently teaches and conducts research in American film, American literature, and adaptation.
Galen Cuthbertson
Galen Cuthbertson
MPhil Candidate in English Literature University of Adelaide
Galen is an MPhil Candidate in English Literature at the University of Adelaide. His research focusses on the applications of digital methods to the analysis of Early Modern playtexts. He has a particular interest in the social networks of Elizabethan and Jacobean tragedies.
Edward Palmer
Edward Palmer
Senior Lecturer in the School of Education University of Adelaide
Edward is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Adelaide. He enjoys innovative ways of teaching and believes MOOCs provide a great opportunity to study the things that interest us the most. His favourite Shakespeare play is A Midsummer Night’s Dream and he loves some of the interesting ways it has been used as inspirational material in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, Terry Pratchett’s Lords and Ladies and the classic Dead Poet’s Society.
Dr. Aidan Coleman
Dr. Aidan Coleman
Tutor in the Department of English and Creative Writing University of Adelaide
Aidan Coleman has taught Shakespeare at the University of Adelaide and is co-author of a series of Shakespeare textbooks. He has also run workshops and courses in Shakespeare for high school teachers. As a high school English teacher, Aidan received a National Excellence in Teaching Award. He is the author of two poetry collections, which have been shortlisted for national book awards in Australia, and his reviews appear regularly in The Australian and Cordite.
Mahendra Chitrarasu
Mahendra Chitrarasu
Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) student University of Adelaide
Mahendra is a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) student at the University of Adelaide studying English Literature and Philosophy. He is interested in the question of what it means to be human, and values the work of Shakespeare for its ability to provide wholesome answers to this inquiry.
Prasanna Nidumolu
Prasanna Nidumolu
Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) student University of Adelaide
Prasanna Nidumolu is a Bachelor of Arts (Advanced) student at the University of Adelaide and has a keen interest in all things literary.
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