ENGL 2215 - Shakespeare at the Globe II

North Terrace Campus - Trimester 3 - 2017

This course will enable students to study selected works of Shakespeare (and/or his contemporaries) in England at cultural sites that are particularly relevant to the development of the drama of the early modern period. They will attend performances at the Globe and at theatres in Stratford-on-Avon, and may undertake educational programs offered by these institutions depending on relevance and availability. In addition, students will be expected to complete a number of intensively taught preliminary classes at Adelaide before travel overseas, and upon returning in preparation for relevant assessment tasks. While on location, students will also undertake a series of intensive seminars and site visits. It is anticipated that students will visit significant buildings and cultural institutions in London, Stratford, and Cambridge. The course is designed to enhance students? understanding of Shakespeare in performance, and of the cultural conditions that inform and help shape early modern English drama and contribute to its enduring contemporary relevance.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code ENGL 2215
    Course Shakespeare at the Globe II
    Coordinating Unit English and Creative Writing
    Term Trimester 3
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact 36 hours over a four-week period
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites ENGL 1107 or ENGL 2216
    Incompatible ENGL 3105
    Assumed Knowledge ENGL 1107
    Quota 20
    Course Description This course will enable students to study selected works of Shakespeare (and/or his contemporaries) in England at cultural sites that are particularly relevant to the development of the drama of the early modern period. They will attend performances at the Globe and at theatres in Stratford-on-Avon, and may undertake educational programs offered by these institutions depending on relevance and availability. In addition, students will be expected to complete a number of intensively taught preliminary classes at Adelaide before travel overseas, and upon returning in preparation for relevant assessment tasks. While on location, students will also undertake a series of intensive seminars and site visits. It is anticipated that students will visit significant buildings and cultural institutions in London, Stratford, and Cambridge. The course is designed to enhance students? understanding of Shakespeare in performance, and of the cultural conditions that inform and help shape early modern English drama and contribute to its enduring contemporary relevance.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Lucy Potter

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of Shakespeare in performance, and the relationship between play-script and performance
    2 Demonstrate a capacity to identify and critically examine the influence of cultural forces on the development of Shakespeare's drama
    3 Demonstrate independence and critical reflection
    4 Develop research skills, the ability to synthesise a range of information and arguments, and the capacity to formulate and articulate considered points of view in writing
    5 Participate in productive and supportive discussion and other interactions with peers
    6 Demonstrate confidence in a foreign environment and a well-developed sense of social responsibility through engagement with other learning institutions and local communities
    7 Demonstrate advanced level written and oral communication skills
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    10
    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1, 2
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    2, 4
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    5, 7
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    3, 6
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    2, 6
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    3, 5, 6
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    To be advised. Primary and secondary texts will depend on the Shakespeare plays scheduled for performance at the Globe in London and the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in the year of study.
    Recommended Resources
    To be advised.
    Online Learning
    Minimum use of LMS as this is an intensive course offered at an overseas location.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

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    Workload

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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

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    Assessment Detail

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    Submission

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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