Week Ten: Hamlet
Wednesday films: Peter Brooks Hamlet with Adrian Lester; Almareyda's Hamlet
Week Nine: Hamlet
Wednesday films: Kurasawa's The Bad Sleep Well; Mel Gibson's Hamlet
Week Eight: Tis Pity She's a Whore; Hamlet
Wednesday films: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; Tis Pity She's a Whore
Week Seven: Othello
Wednesday films: Parker's Othello with Fishburn as Othello; Otello, the opera
Wednesday evening film: Measure for Measure, BBC version.
Readings: Pamela Jensen, "Vienna Vice: Invisible Leadership and Deep Politics in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure" on e reserves and Carol Rutter, Clamorous Voices: Chapter 2 "Isabella: Virtue Betrayed" also on e reserves. Please buy and read the introduction for the New Cambridge edition of the play edited by Brian Gibbons.
Week Five: Merchant of Venice
Wednesday afternoon film: Merchant of Venice directed by Trevor Nunn Wednesday evening film: Merchant of Venice with Al Pacino as Shylock.
Week Four: Troilus and Cressida
Week Three: Much Ado About Nothing
Over the course of four centuries, Shakespeare has become an icon of civilization, not only in England or the English-speaking world but in cultures spread over the entire globe. His plays have undergone myriad interpretations, they have been politicized, parodied, turned into opera and ballet and musical comedy. Exploring the totality of the ways in which the world has played with Shakespeare is impossible, but it will be fun to make a beginning.
This full-time, Spring Quarter program is open to all students, who want to throw themselves into an intense, but playful, study of Shakespeare. Check out the description; this might be just the program for you.
The program will be taught by Nancy Taylor, who taught in humanities programs at the college since its opening, and Fritz Levy, who taught Early Modern history at the University of Washington for many years. Both are Shakespeare enthusiasts, coming back to the college specifically to teach this program.
If you have questions please email Nancy Taylor email@example.com.