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Enacting Shakespeare (EDUC20084)

Undergraduate level 2Points: 12.5Not available in 2019

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 2
Subject codeEDUC20084
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The enacting of Shakespeare will be explored through a pedagogy entailing an active, embodied participatory and critical approach and drawing on techniques of Open Space Learning (OSL). There will be an emphasis on contemporary pedagogical and theatre-based approaches to engage learners and practitioners in the performance of Shakespeare. Students will explore techniques and processes, which emphasise an embodied learning and hands-on approach to Shakespearean texts as a way of developing a greater knowledge of them from the perspective of learner, actor, dramaturg, director, designer and pedagogue. The techniques and processes within this subject can be adapted to the teaching and learning of Shakespearean plays and sonnets as well as related classical texts in schools and other educational contexts.

Generic skills

  • At the completion of this subject, students should gain the following generic skills: • the ability to communicate knowledge in oral, written and creative forms; • the ability to manage their time through productive use of time and responding to deadlines; • the ability to think and work creatively and apply imagination in responding to tasks; and • the ability to think critically and analyse through recommended reading, performance analysis and discussion.

Last updated: 23 July 2019