Upon successful completion of the course, the student will have achieved the following learning outcomes:
has thorough knowledge about a broad selection of plays and poems by William Shakespeare
has familiarity with Shakespeare’s theatre and modern theatre productions of Shakespeare’s plays
has knowledge about reception of Shakespeare’s works and their relevance for our contemporary culture
has broad knowledge about literary theory and devices
communicates fluently and with precision in oral and written English
can analyse and interpret Shakespeare’s works formally and thematically, and place them in a literary and cultural context
can use relevant digital tools
can discuss and communicate about relevant material
has the ability to analyse texts and communicate professionally
can reflect on how the knowledge and skills developed in the course may be used in the teaching and dissemination of literature
This course offers a broad introduction to Shakespeare, with an emphasis on the texts as well as relevant ideological, literary and theatrical contexts. Plays and Renaissance drama are central, but poems and sonnets are also represented on the syllabus.The course also considers the reception of Shakespeare’s works, with special emphasis on influential critical notions and adaptations of the early 21th century, and contemporary dissemination of Shakespeare’s works in education and culture work.
A selection of plays and poems by Shakespeare
A selection of adaptations (film and stage production) of Shakespeare’s plays and poems
A selection of theoretical and critical texts concerned with Shakespeare’s plays and poems
Perspectives on the use of Shakespeare in different forms of education and dissemination
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Obligatoriske krav som må være godkjent før eksamen kan avlegges
In order to take the exam, the students must pass the following requirements
An attendance record of at least 80 % according to the semester plan. Students are responsible for registration of attendance
Two or more obligatory assignments
Three day individual take-home exam, 4000 words.
The exam is graded on a scale from A to F. A is the highest pass grade and E is the lowest pass grade.