English 162 Lecture 5
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
CLOSURE How things end, what helps to make the sense that something has ended. SYMANTEC General term for "meaning". -Closure can involve both verbal and physical events, as well as a change in for
Hamlet 2: Hamlet and Ophelia and madness
Lecture structure: Hamlet and Ophelia Is Hamlet mad? Are Hamlet and Ophelia black and white opposites? The black of Hamlet comes from the tradition of melancholy that was developing in the Elizabethan period. It wa
Hamlet 1: Hamlet, the introspective, modern hero?
Lecture structure: 1. Who is Hamlet? 2. Significance of opening scene. 1. Who is Hamlet? In Withnail and I (1987, dir. Bruce Robinson), Richard E Grants character is alone in rain, having just parted from
Romeo and Juliet 3 (the films): the opening and closing scenes
Lecture structure: 1. Opening scenes; 2. Closing scenes. The two films considered in this lecture are: Romeo and Juliet, directed by Franco Zeffirelli (1968) Romeo + Juliet, directed by Baz Lu
Romeo and Juliet 2: love and marriage.
Lecture structure: 1. What is love in Romeo and Juliet? a.) older models of love (Petrarchan poetry) b.) the new sonnets and companionate love Romeo starts the play not in love with Juliet, but in love with a woman c
Romeo and Juliet 1: tragedy, plot-structure and bawdy language
Lecture structure: 1. The nature of theatrical tragedy and the plot structure of Romeo and Juliet; 2. The opening scene. 1. The nature of theatrical tragedy and the plot structure Comedy tradi
Film analysis (information for first assignments)
Lecture structure: 1. Film terms and analysis; Mise-en-scne Cinematography Editing Sound Your first assignment is a close reading of a piece of a Shakespeare film. What you need to remember is that you sho
Midsummer Nights Dream 3: illusion and metatheatre
Lecture structure: 1. The comic sub-plot (the Mechanicals); 2. Metatheatre. Reminder from the Introductory lecture: The first permanent theatre building in London was probably the Red Lion of 1567, follow
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MAIN QUESTIONS 1. How do actors and directors interpret Shakespeare's script? 2. How can a performance give us new interpretations of a play? CLOSE READING OF THE SCRIPT 1. Context 2. Language and Imagery 3. Themes
English 162 The Tempest
TERMS Magus - Magician
12/4/2007 2:37:00 PM
Neo-Platonism A philosophical school that was developed to extend the work of Plato. "THEMES" IDEAS: art, magic, political and other forms of power, masters and servants, familie
English 162 Lecture 13 Riddles are "power plays". Someone has the answer always. This person has the power to say what the answer is.
WHO IS THE MERCHANT OF VENICE? The answer may not be as obvious as it seems.
Why is this play so difficult? Diffic
English 162 Lecture 11 Nationalism Pride in a nation. Renaissance can also be known as "Early Modern" -A period seen as the configurement of modern culture. Absolutism The doctrine that the sovereign has ABSOLUTE power.
English 162 Lecture 6
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Drama vs. Lyric
Drama is “big”
Lots of things are going on
Look in A Glossary of Literary Terms for definition of lyric.
SONNET SEQUENCE – A series of sonnets linked together.
Shakespeare’s sonnets 127-
Introduction a. Contemporary Parallels i. Whether or not we should have gone to war (today, Henry V) b. Overview of lecture on Henry V i. Central question: Is Henry V celebrated or condemned? c. Connections to performance d. Overview of my p
Hamlet 3: players and politics
Lecture structure: Play-within-a-play. Politics and borderlines How does the play-within-a-play work in Hamlet? It is The players arrive at the end of Act 2. Remember Acts 1 and 2 usually unfold the plays story and tell us a