Seminar: AM Anglistik Literatur II: Love on the Stage - Details
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Course name Seminar: AM Anglistik Literatur II: Love on the Stage
Semester WiSe 2023/24
Current number of participants 20
Home institute Englische Literatur und Kultur
Courses type Seminar in category Offizielle Lehrveranstaltungen
First date Monday, 09.10.2023 08:15 - 09:45, Room: Seminarraum 2 [AKStr.35] (Angl.)
Participants Studierende ab dem 2. Fachsemester
Pre-requisites erfolgreich bestandenes Basismodul Literaturwissenschaft
Learning organisation Shakespeare, William. Romeo and Juliet. ed. René Weis. Arden Third Series. 2013.
Stoppard, Tom and Mark Norman. Shakespeare in Love: A Screenplay. Reclams Taschenbuch 2001.
Performance record Studienleistung: Referat, Tests
Prüfungsleistung: Hausarbeit
Studiengänge (für) BA Anglistik und Amerikanistik 90
SWS 2 von 4
ECTS points 5

Module assignments


This course is a part of the AM II on genre; we will explore the multifaceted portrayal of love in British theater across different time periods and forms of plays. In the course of our seminar, we will consider in detail the nuanced depictions of love in four seminal British works of drama, analyzing how playwrights manipulate characters, language, and themes to convey the complexities of human emotion, embedded into social conventions, and with an eye to different historical contexts. Through an in-depth study of Shakespeare's domestic tragedy "Romeo & Juliet," Etherege's Restoration comedy "The Man of Mode," Wilde's social problem play "A Woman of No Importance," and Mark Norman and Tom Stoppard's romantic comedy screenplay "Shakespeare in Love," students will critically examine the changes to love's representation on the stage. By comparing these texts, students will gain insights into shifts in cultural norms, dramatic and epic techniques, and conceptualizations of self and (desired) other that shape the portrayal of love in drama. Please obtain print versions of the editions listed above. Etherege's and Wilde's play will be made available via Stud-IP.