03 #14159 Shakespeare

– # 14159 Curs Monogràfic Literat. Anglesa –




L.Ochoa Moreno

L.Osoro Quiles

The intellectual background, theatrical conditionsCritical Approaches: Focus Feminist Approach, Problems of Historical Perspective9.10 – 11.10 (Reading Week)

First Paper due/First Test 25Q on 16.10





J.M.Pastor Labrandero

A.L.Moret Perez

I. Martin Polanco

P.Izquierdo Fernandez

Genre in Shakespeare.Education in Elizabethan England. 

Boys and girls. Age of marriage. The wife’s status. Marriage Ceremony.

Love and obedience to thy Lord. Nun or wife.




M.Garcia MoraCH.M. Fernandez

M. Cuenca Lopez

Looking with ears, hearing with eyes.A Century of Sh. on Film. Music in Sh’s Plays.Sh. and Opera. The Globe and Performance.



M.P. Castellanos Cuesta

C.Bayo Villalba

V.Aragones Mena

R.Aliaga Benito

Shakespeare, center of the Canon.Shakespearean Character.The Play of the World/Mirror held up to Nature.


Milton’s Satan and Shakespeare’s God






Second Paper due/Second Test 50Q



Shakespeare´s Comedies


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Academic year 2010/2011
© a.r.e.a./Dr.Vicente Forés López
© aquí tu nombre


Module I

00 Listado de Textos de “Shakespeare’s Comedies” para ambos Tests del Monográfico –

Artículos a discutir en clase y leer en casa

(procedencia http://www.uv.es/fores/teoriauvp.html)

01 O’Brien, Robert Viking – The Madness of Syracusan Antipholus ( A )

02 Yachnin, Paul – Personations: The Taming of the Shrew and the limits of Theoretical Criticism ( A )

03 Gabriel, Egan – Leashing in the dogs of war:  Shakespeare’s All’s Well that Ends Well (A)

04 Johnston, Ian – Variations on a Theme of Love: An Intro to AYLI (A)

05 Carter, Sarah – From the ridiculous to the sublime: Ovidian and Neoplatonic registers in MSND. (A)

06Piette, Adam – Performance, Subjectivity and Slander in Hamlet and MAAN (A)

07 Schafer – A Shrew and The Shrew (A) (visit the whole website = 1 extra point)

Los 7 textos (01 al 07) se incluyen para el 1st Test 25 Q(uestions),

para el 2nd Test 50 Q(uestions) entran TODOS los textos de esta lista.

08 Jones, Nicholas R. – Trevor Nunn’s TN: Contemporary Film and Classic British Theatre (A)

09 Lockett, Joseph L. – “An Improbable Fiction”: Sh’s TN in Sources and Performance (A)

10 Lockett, Joseph L. – Paper on BBC Film of Shakespeare’s TN (A)

11 Kermode, Frank – Writing on Shakespeare (A)

12 Lancashire, Ian – The Common Reader’s Shakespeare (A)

13 Robson, Mark – Looking with ears, hearing with eyes: Sh and the ear of the eraly modern (A)

14 Marx, Stephen – Shakespeare’s Pacifism (A)


Module II

Shak’s Early Comedies: TGoV, ToS, CoE, LLL, MsND,
Shak’s Popular Romantic Comedies: MWW, MaaN, AyLi, TN,
Shak’s Final Plays: MfM, AWeW, TT, TNK.
001) The Elizabethan Context. Background Information. Elizabethan and Jacobean England.
Putting Nature in order. The four primary qualities. The elements. The humors. Macrocosm and Microcosm. Disorder and Order and the sexes. Hierarchies in society.

Module III

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
002) Shakespeare the Man: Life.
The intellectual background, theatrical conditions, chronology of Shakespeare’s Plays, Bibliography of bibliographies.
Critical Approaches. Focus Feminist Approach, Problems of Historical Perspective: Outsiders. Genre in Shakespeare.

Hand-out: Mythology in MND. URL> http://quarles.unbc.ca/midsummer/mythintro.html

Hand-out: Perceiving Sh. A Study of Sight, Sound, and Stage by Jennifer Rae McDermott

URL> http://extra.shu.ac.uk/emls/si-19/mcdeshak.html

Video: Keilers version, 1992
Video: 3 First Scenes from MSND

Video: Fox Searchlight Pictures, 1999, by Michael Hoffman
Cast: Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, etc.

Video: FFH, N.Y.Shak. Festival,

Video: RSC, 1968, by Peter Hall
Cast: Diana Rigg, David Warner, Ian Richardson, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, etc.

MSND on You Tube



Midsummer Night’s Dream Nijinska Theilade Korngold Rheinhardt 1935


A Midsummer Night’s Dream ( 1935 )


Beatles Midsummer Night’s Dream Spoof (in colour!)


Original b/w


Pyramus and Thisby – A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Britten)


Mendelssohn – A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Overture (Abbado)



A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Dream of me (1999) Michele Pfeiffer +


A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Oberon&Titania



Module IV

The Taming of the Shrew
003) Education in Elizabethan England.
Boys and girls. Age of marriage. The wife’s status. Marriage Ceremony. Love and obedience to thy Lord. Nun or wife.

Hand-out: ToS online edition URL> http://www-tech.mit.edu/Shakespeare/taming_shrew/
Hand-out: ToS online edition URL> http://ise.uvic.ca/Annex/DraftTxt/Shr/index.html

Hand-out: Personations: The Taming of the Shrew and the Limits of Theoretical Criticism.
Paul Yachnin. URL> http://purl.odc.org/emls/02-1/vachshak.html >

ToS, Columbia Pictures, 1967, VHS, The Burton-Zeffirelli Production.
Cast: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Cyril Cusack, Michael Hordern, Alfred Lynch, etc.

ToS, CBC Productions, 1982, VHS. The Shakespeare Collection.
Cast: Lynne Griffin, Peter Hutt, Desmond Ellis, Lewis Gordon, etc.

ToS, EBC Productions, 1976, VHS. Version by American Conservatory Theatre of San Francisco.
Cast: Fredi Olster, Marc Singer, Stephen St. Paul, Sandra Shotwell, etc.

ToS, PBS- BBC, 19  , VHS, Stratford-upon-Avon Festival.
Cast: John Cleese, etc.

ToS, Moonlighting, TV series, VHS,
Cast: Bruce Willies

ToS, Touchstone Pictures, VHS HomeVideo, 10 Things I hate about You.
Cast: Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, etc.

1)     Taming of the Shrew. BBC Shakespeare Re-told (2005)
2)    The Taming of the Shrew Franco Zeffirelli
Subtitulos Español Parte 1 de 8
3)    The Taming of the Shrew, ACT, 1976
American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco. Director William Ball, starring Fredi Olster, Marc Singer and Stephen St. Paul.
4)     The Taming of the Shrew (1980 TV), Act 1, scene 2–
Petruchio meets Katherine and woos her.
Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew – II.ii (John Cleese)
Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew – IV.i (John Cleese)
5)    The Taming of the Shrew 2012 | Stage scene | Royal Shakespeare Company
The Taming Of The Shrew – Trailer 2012 | The Royal Shakespeare Company
6)    RARE:Meryl Streep and Raul Julia on Taming of the Shrew 1981
Kate and Petruchio Meryl Streep and Raul Julia
7)    1956 La Fierecilla Domada 00 a 06
8)    The Taming of the Shrew (Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks 1929)
9)    audio: Taming of the Shrew – Peter O’Toole and Siân Phillips
10) 3×07 Atomic Shakespeare (Bruce Willies)

Module V

Much Ado About Nothing
004) Looking with ears, hearing with eyes.
A Century of Sh. on Film. Music in Sh’s Plays. Sh. and Opera. Globe and Performance.

Hand-out:Bringing Deformed Forth. Engendering Meaning in MAAN.

David Lucking. URL> http://www.hull.ac.uk/renforum/v2no1/lucking.htm

Videos: MAAN, S.Goldwyn Cia., DVD, a Kenneth Branagh film
Cast: Michael Keaton, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington, etc.

Module VI

As You Like It
005) The Theocratic Age
The Aristocratic Age
Shakespeare, center of the Canon. Shakespearean Character. The Play of the World/Mirror held up to Nature.
Milton’s Satan and Shakespeare’s God.

Video: CBC Production, 1983, by Sam Levene & Herb Roland
Cast: Roberta Maxwell, Andrew Gillies, Lewis Gordon, Nicholas Pennell, etc.

Video: BBC & Time Life Films,

Video: Madacy Ent.Gr., 1996, by Paul Czinner
Cast: Elizabeth Bergner, Laurence Olivier, Henry Ainsley, Felix Aylmer, etc.

Hand-out: 7 Deadly Sins.
Hand-out: Variations on a Theme of Love.
Ian Johnston. URL> http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/eng366/lectures/Ayl.html
Module VII

Twelfth Night or What You Will
006) The Democratic Age
Comedies of Action, of Identity, Problem Comedies, Comedies of Transformation. Evolution and Metamorphosis of Comedies.

Looking with ears, hearing with eyes.
A Century of Sh. on Film. Music in Sh’s Plays. Sh. and Opera. Globe and Performance.

Hand-out: Critical Subjects.
Douglas Bruster. URL> http://www.shu.ac.uk/emls/emlshome.html

Videos: TN, Renaissance Films, 1996, VHS, a Trevor Nunn film
Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Richard E.Grant, Ben Kingsley, etc.

TN, FFH, 1991, VHS, Vol 1+2, a Kenneth Branagh film

Illinois Shakespeare Festival. The BBC Twelfth Night: Relationships Revealed. “An Improbable Fiction”. Sh’s Twelfth Night in Sources and Performance”. TN: All or Nothing, What You Will, It’s All One – Or Is It?

Module VIII

The Chaotic Age

007) Shakespeare’s language  and Character.
Set Speeches and Soliloquies. Exploring a Character. Shakespeare’s Bawdy.
Shakespeare Word Frequency Lists.


Module IX

All’s Well that Ends Well

008) Speaking Shakespearean verse.
Using the verse.  Rehearsing the Verse. Speaking it out loud. Writing it. Sonnets/iambic pentameter.
Irony and Ambiguity. Poetry and Hidden Poetry. Passion and Coolness.

Hand-out: Shak and Ariosto: MAAN, KL and Oth.
Andrew S.Cairnscross. URL> http://www.jstor.org
JSTOR Renaissance Quarterly: Vol. 29, N0.2 p.178  and  JSTOR Vol. 33, No.3 p.302


Hand-out: URL> www.folger.edu/Home_02B.html

Module X

The Quarto Text
The Folio Text
009) The Two Traditions
Preparing to Perform Shakespeare.
Shakespeare and the Drama of his Time. Staging in Shakespeare’s Theatres.
Conditions of Original Staging, Evidence of the Texts, Ins and Outs of Stage Movement, Three Openings in the frons, Timing and Style of Entrances and Exits,

Hand-out: Staging Shakespeare URL> http://internetshakespeare.uvic.ca/Library/SLT/stage/stagesubj.html

Module XI

Survey of Comedies.
Fools, Clowns and Jesters.

010) Internet and Shakespeare
1 Gateways. 2 Works. 3 Libraries. 4 Criticism. 5. in Performance. 6. on Film. 7. Discussion Groups.
8. Associations. 9. Links and General Studies. 10. Texts on-line.

Module XII

011) Play-Specific Study Guides
1. Shakespeare/Renaissance Critical Journals Online. 2. Elizabethan Theatre Resources. 3. Shakespeare Fun. 4. Renaissnace Studies Websites. 5. Shakespeare World-wide.
Hand-out: The Authorship debate. Sh.Resource Center URL>http://www.bardweb.net/debates.html

Module XIII

012) Shakespeare & Cervantes.
Virtually Cervantes and  Hyper-real Shakespeare.

Module XIV
013) Shakespeare in Europe

Hand-out: SH:in:E: URL> www.unibas.ch/shine/works2com.html

List of URL’s

Proposal for interesting websites and links to study specific issues:

Elizabethan era & various introductory materials:

The Shakespeare Quartos Archive. British Library Website.

Treasures in full, Shakespeare in quartos”. British Library website.

English Renaissance Drama. Luminarium.

Elizabethan Period. Website.

Introduction to the Renaissance. in A Guide to the Study of Literature: A Companion Text for Core Studies 6, Landmarks of Literature, ©English Department, Brooklyn College.

“An introduction to Shakespeare’s life and times”.

Heather Thomas.  Queen Elizabeth I  “Contents

Marilyn Abramowitz. Elizabethan England & World of Shakespeare. An Internet Hotlist on Elizabethan England & Shakespeare.

Professor Jonathan Bate speaking about William Shakespeare: Part 1 – Part 2Part 3 Part 4

della Mirandola, Pico. On the Dignity of Man. Electronic ed.

Life in Elizabethan England: A Compendium of Common Knowledge. Maggie Secara, 2010.

Best, Michael. Shakespeare’s Life and Times. Internet Shakespeare Editions, University of Victoria, 2001-2005.

BBC – In Our Time: The Four Humours

The Humors (1) Internet Shakespeare Editions, University of Victoria, 2001-2005.

Ingham, Adrian, “Renaissance Views on Madness: King Lear”. (December, 1996)

O’Brien, Robert Viking. “The Madness of Syracusan Antipholus.” Early Modern Literary Studies 2.1 (1996): 3.1-26

Wiley, Chris, “Fooling Around”. La Grange College.

The Soliloquies of Shakespeare. A Study in Technic. by Morris LeRoyArnold. google books.

Wolfgang Clemen. Shakespeare’s Soliloquies. google books

Now I am alone: A corpus stylistic approach to Shakespearian soliloquies by Sean Murphy

Hirsh, J. (2003). Shakespeare and the History of Soliloquies.  google books.

Persuasive Dialogues in Shakespeare’s Dramatic Work by Stefanie Boden

Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Peter Gill, playwright and theatre director

Playing Shakespeare

Videos about several adaptations

Music In Shakesperean Tragedy, London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1963.  google books.

About Comedies:

© 2010 Encyclopædia Britannica Inc. (si estás en la Universitat de València)

Shakespeare’s Comedies Robert Orstein

Shakespeare survey Middle Comedies. 1948 vol.32. 2002. Google books

Shakespeare and His Comedies by John Russell Brown

Twelfth Night:

Margret Fetzer Staging Violence as the ‘Dark Room’ of Comedy: Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night

Stephanie Chidester Twelfth Night: A Motley Medley

Swets & Zeitlinger Perspectives of madness in Twelfth Night English Studies, 1997.

Curio Theatre’s Twelfth Night Act IV, Scenes 1-3.mp4

As you Like it:

As You Like It – Rosalind & Stock Dramatic Types by Kenneth Wee

As We Like It How a Girl Can Be Smart and Still Popular, by Clara Claiborne Park. google books

Variations on a Theme of Love: An Introduction to AYLI. by Ian Johnston

Midsummer Night’s Dream:

MSND Silent movie 1909

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1999) Dirigida por Michael Hoffman. Protagonistas Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett.

Choreography and balletic scenario by Dennis Nahat  (1989)

Folk-lore of Shakespeare by T.F.Thiselton Dryer [1883]

The Feminist Subtext of Shakespeare’s Leading Ladies by Emily Squyer, Nov.2000

Feminist interpretations of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, by Frederick Martin-Del-Campo

Feminist History, Theory, and Practice in the Shakespeare Classroom by Robert I Lublin. Theatre Topics. Baltimore: Sep 2004.Vol. 14, Iss. 2; pg. 397, 14 pgs

Shakespeare: Listening to the Women by Alice Arnott Oppen

Midsummer Madness, Dangerous Dreams: Shakespeare’s Sources for A Midsummer Night’s Dream (student paper)

The Sources and Analogues of ‘A Midsummer-night’s Dream’. Compiled by Frank Sidgwick.

The Free Library, Associated University Presses

“Mythology in A midsummer night’s dream”. University of Northern British Columbia

The Taming of the Shrew:

Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine. The Taming of the Shrew. Folger Shakespeare Library, 1992. Web. 8 Nov. 2010

Best, Michael “The Education of Girls” Shakespeare’s Life and Times. Internet Shakespeare Editions

Johnston, Ian. Critical Approaches to Shakespeare: Some Initial Observations. May 1999, November 2001

Gray, Terry A. The Taming of the Shrew. 25 April 1998.

Thorne, Sherri, Shakespeare: Advocate for Women in The Taming of the Shrew, Academic forum 21, 2003-04.


Much Ado About Nothing:

BBC TV Adaptation.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/muchadoaboutnothing/

Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare Project. http://www.uoguelph.ca/shakespeare/

Adaptations and Uses of Shakespeare. http://pages.unibas.ch/shine/linksadaptationslit.htm

Shakespearean Comedy on Film. http://www.pbs.org/shakespeare/educators/film/lessonplan2.html

60 second Shakespeare (Much Ado About Nothing). http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/shakespeare/60secondshakespeare/themes_muchado.shtml

Nature of Women:

Shakespeare and the Nature of Women by Juliet Dusinberre.  google books

Gender in Play on the Shakespearean Stage: Boy Heroines and Female Pages by Michael Shapiro.  google books

The Woman’s part: feminist criticism of Shakespeare by Carolyn Ruth Swift Lenz, Gayle Greene, Carol Thomas Neely.  google books

Comic Women, tragic men: a study of gender and genre in Shakespeare by  Linda Bamber.  google books

Shakespeare and women by  Phyllis Rackin.  google books

Queen Victoria, Shakespeare,  & the Ideal Woman at the folger library

Feminism in a Patriarchal Society by Katherine Koci


BBC Drama – The Taming of the Shrew

Columbia Pictures. The Burton-Zeffirelli Production. The Taming of the Shrew, DVD version, 1967.

Richards, David. Shakespea Re-Told: The Taming of the Shrew, DVD version, 2005.

OpenUW: Series of free courses:  Introduction;   Part One: Historical Background ; Part Three: Twelfth Night

Part Two: A Midsummer Night’s DreamConclusion.

This years papers:

As you Like it:


Midsummer Night’s Dream:

esefer/ pedrotti/ naperme/ muhere + rochcas/ pausaiz2/ magilfer/esmea/ mopasa/ peroca/

The Taming of the Shrew:

alferi/ almas2/ sdecor +  chiliber/ oxana/ bek/ olcam/

Much Ado About Nothing:

estgogo/ ragilno/asangam/

Twelfth Night:

bemumar + naquinmo/egalja + sapeca2 + adesgil/

Elizabethan era:

josanfe/ bordele + vicpeli

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  1. Student: Aurora Peña Llobregat.
    Course: Curso Monográfico de Literatura Inglesa.
    Author: William Shakespeare.
    Topic: The element of Money in “The Comedy of Errors”.

    (I know it is very late.)

  2. Student: Ana María Gómez Aroca.
    Course: Curso Monográfico de Literatura Inglesa.
    Author: William Shakespeare.
    Topic: Shakespeare´s importance of language in Much Ado about nothing: The Quarrel of Benedick and Beatrice and the play of wits.
    VERY late. Dr. Forés

  3. Student: Inés Martín Polanco.
    Course: Curso Monográfico de Literatura Inglesa.
    Author: William Shakespeare.
    Topic: Marriage and Social Roles in The Taming of the Shrew.
    (where is your photo?)

  4. Student’s Name: Elsa Martinez Esteve.
    Course: Curso Monográfico sobre Literatura Inglesa.
    Author: William Shakespeare.
    Topic: Parallelism of love tales in “Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

  5. Student’s name: Victoria Aragonés Mena
    Course: Monográfico Lit. Ing.
    Author :William Shakespeare.
    Topic: Social conformity over individual happiness in “The Taming of the Shrew”
    (where is your photo?)

  6. Student’s name: Carmen Bayo Villalba
    Course: Curso Monogräfico sobre Literatura Inglesa
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Topic: Masks and mistaken identity in “Much Ado About Nothing”

  7. Student’s name: Paula Izquierdo Fernández
    Course: Curso Monográfico de Literatura Inglesa
    Author: William Shakespeare
    First Paper Proposal: Manipulation through the use of magic in Shakespearean comedies
    Play: The Tempest

  8. Student’s name: Juanma Pastor Labrandero
    Course: Monográfico Lit. Ing.
    Author :William Shakespeare.
    Topic: Shakespeare subversion of Elisabethan rigid class system
    by showing a non-existent social mobility in “Two Gentlemen of Verona”.

  9. name:Paula Osoro Quiles (pauoqui).
    play: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
    topic: ‘Analysis of the characters and the most important theme of the play, that is, love’.

    (where is your photo?)

  10. Student’s name: Macarena Garcia Mora
    Course: Monográfico Lit. Ing.
    Author :William Shakespeare.
    Topic : Universal values reflected in the comedy “The Taming of the Shrew

    (where is your photo?)

  11. -Student: Laura Ochoa Moreno
    -Author: Shakespeare
    -Play: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    -Topic: Characteristics of Shakespearian theatre in the play

  12. Student’s name: María Cuenca López
    Course: Curso monográfico Lit. Inglesa
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Topic: The Uncertainty of Gender in “Twelfth Night”

    (where is your photo?)

  13. 1st Paper’s topic
    Student’s name: Charlotte FERNANDEZ
    Course: Curso Monográfico sobre Literatura Inglesa
    Author :William Shakespeare.
    Play: Twelfth Night
    Topic : The love triangle and other romantic misunderstandings in “Twelfth Night”.

  14. -Student: Vanessa Mengual Roca
    -Author: Shakespeare
    -Play: As You Like It
    -Topic: Challenging the patriarchal system of a passive femininity
    (where is your photo?)

  15. Student’s name: Elsa Martinez Esteve
    Course: Monográfico Lit. Ing.
    Author :William Shakespeare.
    Topic : Comparisons of Love stories in “Two gentlemen of verona”.

  16. elmares on 17 September 2012 at 11:06 am (edit)

    Student’s name:Elsa Martinez Esteve
    Course: Curso monográfico sobre Lit. Inglesa
    Author: William Shakespeare
    Topic: Shakespeare’s background.

  17. Hello, I am Paula Izquierdo Fernández.

    Next week I would like to talk about the Elizabethan period (political, social, economic, religious, ideological, etc. context) and I would also like to explain briefly the main characteristics of Elizabethan drama and its stage conventions.

    Thank you