Skip to main content
Princeton Mobile homeCourses home

Shakespeare at the Movies

ENG 279

Info tab content
Shakespeare wrote for the page and the stage, but the last century has taken him to the movies. This course introduces his language and theatrical imagination through their translation into films, from Romeo and Juliet in Verona Beach to Macbeth in feudal Japan. We will take up Shakespeare's great subjects-love, tyranny, revenge, redemption-while developing our powers of attention to the forms of three media, writing about the plays, acting them out, and making short films of our own as we go. We will study the performance conventions of his time and ask whether there was such a thing as cinematic imagination before the invention of cinema.
Instructors tab content
Sections tab content

Section L01

  • Type: Lecture
  • Section: L01
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 46
  • Capacity: 120
  • Class Number: 22153
  • Schedule: MW 10:00 AM-10:50 AM

Section P01

Section P02

Section P03

Section P04

Section P05

Section P06

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P06
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 0
  • Capacity: 12
  • Class Number: 23247
  • Schedule: Th 01:30 PM-02:20 PM

Section P99

  • Type: Precept
  • Section: P99
  • Status: O
  • Enrollment: 46
  • Capacity: 120
  • Class Number: 22154