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EN4404 Shakespeare and Film

SCOTCAT credits: 30
Academic year(s): 2016/7
SCQF Level 10
Semester: 2
Planned timetable: 3.00 pm - 4.00 pm Thu, 2.00 pm Fri, plus film viewing (from 3.00 - 5.00 pm Fri).

A study of filmed versions of Shakespeare's plays (including adaptations) from the silent era to the present, including an introductory exploration of film history, theory and practice. There will be a film viewing each week and students will have the opportunity to map out a design for filming a scene from one of the plays as part of their assessment. (Group E)

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules



Group E Optional for English

UG Pre-requisite(s): EN2003, EN2004



Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 x 1-hour classes and 2 optional consultative hours, and 2 hours of film viewing
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 66
  • Guided independent study: 234

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 40%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 60%
UG As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%
UG Re-Assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module Co-ordinator: Dr A Shinn
Module Lecturer(s)/Tutor(s): Dr A Shinn

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