Shakespeare through Performance (STHRUP) is an elective laboratory course, which aims at profound understanding of Shakespeare’s works and their cultural context. Moreover, the course develops a number of transferrable skills, which students may use in their academic, professional and social lives, such as trusting their own capabilities, active interest in achieving knowledge, working in a non-hierarchical environment, self-discipline, teamwork, and transferring information across media, etc. The immediate objective of the course is to explore one Shakespeare play. This project will have the following stages: a) analysing the text of play and its cultural context, b) adaptation for the stage (discussions, adaptation, cutting, offering new interpretations and perspectives, exploring staging possibilities), and subject to students’ interest c) rehearsals and production in October and November.
Instructor: Dr. Georgi Niagolov
2nd semester, years 1-4 (vertical course)
Teaching: 30 seminars
ECTS Credits: 3