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Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester SoSe 2021 , Aktuelles Semester: SoSe 2024
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Let me play the lion too! William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night´s Dream    Sprache: Englisch    Belegpflicht
(Keine Nummer) Hauptseminar     SoSe 2021     2 SWS     jedes Semester    
   Lehreinheit: Anglistik    
   Teilnehmer/-in  Maximal : 55  
   Zugeordnete Lehrperson:   Heyl
Zur Zeit keine Belegung möglich
   Termin: Mittwoch   10:00  -  12:00    wöch.
Beginn : 14.04.2021   

Love, confusion, a cruel duke, a fairy king and a fairy queen (yes, plus other weird supernatural beings), a magic love-juice, a spectacular transformation (man into ass), a play within a play, a lion who may not really be a lion, entertaining confusion, theatrical despair and lots of people getting married: A Midsummer Night´s Dream has it all. This course will give you an opportunity to engage in a close reading of this comedy. We shall consider historical and cultural contexts as well as questions relating to the staging of the play, both in Shakespeare’s time and today. We shall also look at cinematic and other adaptations and works of art inspired by this tragedy.

Please buy this edition and none other: William Shakespeare (ed.: Sukanta Chaudhuri), A Midsummer Night´s Dream. The Arden Shakespeare, Third Series. (Bloomsbury), ISBN 978—1-4081-3349-1. You will need this book from the first week of the seminar. Do not waste your money on other editions without substantial annotations as these would be useless for the purposes of this course.

Requirements: Thorough preparation for each session, active participation, including quite a bit of shouting, falling in and out of love, transformations plus doing any amount of wild, exciting and outrageous things. Depending on how we may or may not be able to get the pandemic under control, all of this may have to be done online – but we are going to have a go at it anyway. You will get a chance to turn into a fairy queen, an ass or a lion (which is not really a lion), and your Zoom window will be your stage. You also need to do anything that might be required according to your Modulhandbuch / Studienordnung. As always: think, enjoy (!), annotate, and look things up if necessary.

The seminar will probably be conducted entirely online and entirely in real time - it all depends on the conditions imposed by the pandemic which are not really predictable right now. In this case, we will meet via Zoom each week of the semester at the time of the seminar. You will receive further information concerning the Moodle room and the Zoom link for this course once you have registered. Please make sure to use and check your official university e-mail addresses at all times. Do not use any other addresses, and do not have e-mails sent to your university address forwarded to other addresses. Our experience in the last semester has shown that using non-university addresses / forwarding mails will lead to our messages bouncing back in very many cases.

Just in case your application is rejected by the LSF system: If you want to do this course because you are genuinely interested, you will be most welcome, no matter what LSF says. Please get in touch with claudia.hausmann@uni-due.de who will enrol you manually. The worst that might happen to you is that you cannot do a Leistungsnachweis if you lack the formal requirements.