Core Module Information
Module title: Global Shakespeare: Adaptation and Appropriation

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

Module code: CLP10137
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:

Global Shakespeare considers how writers and filmmakers from around the world have adapted and appropriated Shakespeare’s plays. Taking a comparative approach that unites the School of Arts and Creative Industries’ disciplines in literature, film, and theatre, you will examine how interpretations of, and reactions to, Shakespeare have developed in different cultures and time periods. By paying attention to the broad range of voices who use Shakespeare to tell stories about diverse lives and experiences, you will investigate not only what Shakespeare offers to creative practitioners, but how these practitioners enrich and challenge understandings of Shakespeare. You will contrast multiple engagements with Shakespeare’s plays in a variety of media to address key themes in Global Shakespeare studies, including the politics of adaptation, postcolonial Shakespeares, and the vexed relationship between Shakespeare, oppression, and social justice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

1 Appraise, analyse, and critically reflect upon a range of Shakespeare adaptations and appropriations from across the globe.
2 Critically analyse the ways in which different adaptations and appropriations draw on their source texts, paying particular attention to their ability to stand alone as creative works.
3 Demonstrate a critical awareness of the theoretical frameworks deployed in the field of Global Shakespeare studies, including adaptation theory, postcolonial theory, and critical race studies.
4 Critically analyse the status, impact, and ideological work of Shakespeare on the modern world.
5 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the political and cultural contexts of a diverse array of Shakespeare adaptations and appropriations.
6 Demonstrate the ability to work both independently and with your peers.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Georgina Lucas
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning Groupwork (Independent Study) 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 30 1-6 HOURS= 00.00
Essay 70 1-5 13 , WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP10137 Global Shakespeare: Adaption and Appropriation