Core Module Information
Module title: Shakespeare

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP08125
Module leader: Georgina Lucas
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will introduce you to Shakespearean drama. You will explore major issues that defined the period in which Shakespeare wrote his plays, including race and colonialism, gender and sexuality, the body and the self, and war and religion. You will survey a range of genres and our close readings of this material will be informed by a blend of historicist and theoretical approaches. Using a range of digital archives, interactive websites, and film screenings, the module will encourage you to engage with both text and performance in order to consider how Shakespearean drama functioned in its earliest contexts, and how it continues to challenge readers and audiences today.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Critically discuss a wide range of plays by Shakespeare.

LO2: Illustrate an understanding of the diversity in techniques and practices of dramatic forms in this period.

LO3: Explore the relationship between Shakespearean drama and its historical contexts.

LO4: Develop an insight into evolution of Shakespeare's dramaturgy and his cultural iconicity.

LO5: Locate and discuss relevant critiques from Shakespeare's time to the present day.

LO6: Illustrate an ability to work both independently and part of a group.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP08125 Shakespeare