LIT3042 : Performing Shakespeares

Convener(s): Dr Carmen Levick


Please note: This module may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course Convenor.

General Information

This module will approach issues of performing Shakespeare in a multifaceted way, as it will discuss not only the original Shakespearean text and its possibilities of performance but also the legacy of this text and the varied ways in which directors, performers and playwrights have addressed the canonical text(s). The theoretical framework will touch upon issues of bardolatry, canonicity, adaptation; it will discuss ways of destabilising or re-instating the canonical texts and explore methodologies of acting and performing Shakespeare.


The module will be taught through a combination of seminars and workshops, which will also include screenings of films and of particular performances.


The assessment will consist of a combination of practical and written exercises. The practical part of the assessment will give students the opportunity to create their own version of Hamlet, based on or inspired by the multiple versions studied. The written assignment will be a critical response to a question set by the module coordinator.

Contact Details

0114 222 0212

Information last changed: Thursday 17th of March 2016 :: 09:42:27 AM (GMT)

may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the course convener.


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK