Load: 8 2-hour sessions over 2 weeks
Time Outside Class: 1-2 hours/day reading and rehearsing lines
Why is Shakespeare’s drama being performed 400 years after his death, in cultures and languages so different from his own? We will explore modern cinematic and theatrical collaborations with Shakespeare from around the globe, using an online library of films and clips to enrich our understanding. Then we will bring our own interpretations to life through group performance work. Core texts will be The Tempest and King Lear.
No experience with Shakespeare or performance required: just a willingness to participate and learn!
This class draws on a large project at MIT that archives global performances of Shakespeare's work. See the site here: http://globalshakespeares.mit.edu/#