Histoire des idées / arts

Diplômes intégrant cet élément pédagogique :


« Shakespeare on Film »

From Laurence Olivier’s successful Hamlet and Henry V, and Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet, Much Ado About Nothing, As You Like It and Love’s Labour’s Lost to even more recent productions of Shakespeare’s plays (for example Macbeth, dir. Justin Kurzel) the amount of adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays on screen has never ceased to increase. Likewise TV series have developed thus proving how “cinematographic” (Peter Brook, The Empty Space) the structure of these plays is. In this class, we will analyse issues such as

- the relationship between text and Image;

- the editing techniques and the implications of adaptation;

- the confrontation between Shakespeare’s language and contemporary English;

- the aesthetic and historical influences;

- the popularity of a genre and its (re)appropriation;

- the performance and creating process (distortions, alterations, rewritings);

- the social and cultural relevance of transposition.


Pré-requis recommandés

Connaissance du lexique filmographique (en anglais) ;

Biographie de Shakespeare ;

Avoir lu Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Much Ado About Nothing;

Connaissance des bases de la consruction poétique des pièces de Shakespeare (blank verse, iambic pentameter + basic spelling of early modern drama words)

Si possible, sélectionner un film qui fera l’objet de l’exposé à présenter en classe

Informations complémentaires

Lieu(x) : Grenoble
Langue(s) : Anglais