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ENL8015 Working with Early Modern Pages and Stages

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BAHN or BCAH or MSTA


For more than three centuries, investigations into Shakespeare’s life and works have exercised skillsets of practitioners and scholars from numerous fields: literary scholars, theatre practitioners, antiquarians and historians, and more recently, theatre and cultural historians. Collectively, these have built a picture of the playwright’s genius, brought his plays to life for new audiences, and constructed a picture of his life and times. Current expertise and proficiency in investigating Shakespeare requires students to possess a working knowledge of numerous practical and research methods (from archaeological and archival work to stagecraft and digital textual analysis), and to have a high professional standard of competency in applying a variety of integrated practical and analytical skills.

This course covers a wide selection of academic disciplines and professional fields. Through examination and analysis, students within the course develop a range of historical and contemporary investigation skills and methods used in collaborative and interdisciplinary Shakespeare studies. These include critical tools, principles of dramaturgy and stagecraft, and archival work as well as archaeological, architectural, and other types of documentary evidence. Students investigate how these skills and methods integrate and transfer across other domains of professional practice.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022