Shakespeare on Screen

Monday 1.30 - 3.30

From the dawn of cinema to the present day Shakespeare has directly or indirectly inspired a huge number of films and an equally wide range of interpretations. Since the first recording of King John in 1899 film-makers have risen to the challenge of adapting some of the most imaginative verse in the English language to the screen with variable results. Beginning with a study of the process of adaptation from text to screen, the course will go on to explore each week several film versions of a single paly to see how different directors have handled that process and to assess how successful they have been.

Terms & Conditions

  • Course Tutor: David Read
  • Course Duration: 10
  • Course dates: 14 Jan – 25 Mar
  • Half Term: 18 Feb
  • Price: £48