Due to the globalization, the mobility of knowledge and labor has quickened. With the assistance of globalization, Shakespeare studies have reached five continents. Last year, the first Asian Shakespearean Association was founded, whose members are scholars dedicated to Shakespeare studies in Asia, coming from Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Philippines, China, India, Europe and America. Because of frequent intercultural exchanges nowadays, Shakespeare is not an asset which belongs to the English culture alone. His works are adapted, appropriated and rewritten all over the world, springing up like mushrooms after rain, and productions range from stage performances, films, television adaptations, comics, animations, musicals, operas and in other forms of pop culture. This course will begin with an introduction to the rhythm of Shakespeares Sonnets and soliloquies. After being acquainted with the beauty of his verse, we will have selective readings of the Shakespeares plays, especially the ones the most related to the development of Shakespeare in Taiwan. By using manga adaptations to read Shakespeares texts, this course hopes to present diverse Shakespearean interpretations. The course curriculum includes reading Shakespeares texts in a scenario, role-playing, analyzing Shakespeare manga adaptations, staging a Shakespeare scene and other course activities to fulfill various learning and assessments.
Prof. Alexa Huang
Prof. Ryuta Minami
Dr. Yukari Yoshihara
Dr. Ian MacLennan
梁文菁 (Dr. Wen-ching Lia Liang)
第1週:Introduction to Global/Local/Glocal Shakespeare全球化、在地化、全球在地化莎士比亞簡介
第2週:Shakespeare's Sonnets 十四行詩
第3週:A Soliloquy or a Scene Analysis 莎劇獨白或場景賞析
第4週:Romeo and Juliet 《羅密歐與茱麗葉》
第5週:Shakespeare and Japanese Manga 莎士比亞與日式漫畫
第6週:Reading Japanese Shakespeare 讀日式漫畫莎劇
第7週:Taiwanese and Japanese Manga Shakespeare Forum 台日漫畫莎劇論壇
第10週:Shakespeare and Politics 莎士比亞與政治
第11週:Shakespeare and London Threatre 莎士比亞與倫敦劇場
第12週:A political Influence on Shakespeare Theatre 政治因素對莎士比亞劇場影響
第13週:Contemporary Shakespeare Performances 當代莎劇表演
This course offers 13-week lectures (in English). Every week contains 1 to 3 hours lectures, each of which is composed in a 10- to 15-minute film with 1 or 2 unit tests and individual assignments and collaborative learning activities. Online office hours are typically held from 7pm to 9pm every Monday, Taiwan time. The instructor will meet students in the virtual discussion room.
1. Unit Tests 60％: 20 unit tests, automatically graded by computer to give the immediate feedback to students before Week 13.
2. Two Assignments( (Instructor’s and Peer’s Grading) 40％ : These two assignments are will be randomly assigned to and graded by their peers and then by instructor. Each of the assignments accounts for 20%. Students should hand in on Week 7 and Week 13.