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Diplômes intégrant cet élément pédagogique :


Theatre and cinema: adapting Shakespeare for the screen (Susan Blattès)

This course looks at how Shakspeare’s plays have been adapted for the cinema and TV since the earliest days of silent movies and asks a number of questions:

a)     Why adapt these plays for a different medium?

b)    Why have some plays been adapted many times over the years?

c)     What are the main changes that are brought about by this change of medium?

We will begin by looking at some general issues related to adaptation: the cutting of dialogue, structural changes, camera and lighting effects, sound and music effects etc. through extracts from several well-known adaptations (Hamlet, Macbeth, Henry V) and then, in later sessions, students will select their own adaptation and present a short extract to the class, showing what the film director has done and how this affects our response.


Buchanan, Judith. Shakespeare on Film. Harlow: Pearson, 2005.

Crowl, Samuel. Shakespeare and film. New York: Norton, 2008.

Jackson, Russell. A Cambridge Companion to Shakespeare on Film. Cambridge UP, 2000.

Informations complémentaires

Lieu(x) : Grenoble - Domaine universitaire
Langue(s) : Anglais