Topics


Theories of tragedy; laws of ‘kind’ (natural law, kinship, genre); advice and persuasion; justice and revenge.

 

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Objectives


The purpose of this course is to improve students’ skills of literary analysis while introducing them to Shakespeare’s dramatic works. The course is designed to heighten understanding and appreciation of Shakespeare’s language as well as to encourage students to grapple with challenging questions of textual interpretation.

 

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Organisation


Lecture and discussion.

 

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Assessment


Assessment is by 100% coursework, consisting of:
40% midterm writing assignment
50% final writing assignment
10% participation

 

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Texts


Shakespeare, Macbeth
Kurosawa, Throne of Blood
Shakespeare, King Lear
Kurosawa, Ran

 

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Last updated: 9 July 2018