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Shakespeare Then and Now

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Jakub Boguszak
Academic year

Module overview

Has Shakespeare aged well? From the boys in wigs on the Elizabethan stage to the digital wizardry of the twenty-first century, the technology as well as the ideology that informs Shakespearean performance keeps evolving—sometimes in unexpected ways. This module gives you an opportunity to find out more about the theatrical culture of Shakespeare’s day, learn how to read Shakespeare’s plays with an eye for poetic detail as well as for staging possibilities, and tap into the rich history of Shakespearean performance and criticism. Our attitudes to Shakespeare might change with the times, but if we take a better look at where Shakespeare started and what his plays have meant to the generations of poets, actors, directors, and scholars that followed, we have a better chance of figuring out where we want to take him next.

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