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THE8001 Shakespearean Negotiations (Masters)

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2
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.
Enrolment is not permitted in THE8001 if THE4001 has been previously completed.


The study of Shakespeare and his contemporaries in text and performance provides students with an opportunity to evaluate a range of critical debates and theoretical approaches of relevance to theatre, performance and historiography as scholarly and research disciplines and in relation to professional arts practice and contexts.

For the past thirty years, the study of Shakespearean drama and performance has been a prime location for a range of critical and theoretical debates. The aim of this course is to explore the plays of Shakespeare and other dramatists of the early modern period in relation to recent and current scholarly and professional concerns in this field. Topics and theoretical perspectives may include (but are not limited to) the following: the Shakespeare `industry'; New Historicism and Cultural Materialism; performance theory and theatricality; gender studies and queer theory; ecocriticism; the' new' phenomenology and the early modern body-mind; medicine and disease; practicing Shakespeare; authorship, textuality and print culture; online and digital Shakespeares.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Date printed 18 May 2022