THR 343 / ENG 304 / HUM 343

Some Contemporary Shakespearean AfterlivesCourse Cancelled

Michael William Cadden

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2016 marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. In conjunction with an exhibition at the University Art Museum, this course will largely focus on Shakespeare’s “afterlives” since WWII. Although his reputation rests on his work, Shakespeare was invented in the 18th century as something beyond a “mere” playwright. We’ll take a brief look at the start of this phenomenon with the 1623 Folio and David Garrick’s Stratford Jubilee in 1769, then study some recent manifestations in theater, film, fiction, dance, television, comic books, actor autobiographies, and Shakespearean institutions and festivals from many nations and cultures.

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