ARTS019 Shakespeare and the Nature of Love

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Teacher(s)
prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D.
Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Ing. Ivana Vašinová
Supplier department: Department of Aesthetics - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites
Course is a very good way to develop advanced academic reading abilities in classical literature.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is offered to students of any study field.
Course objectives
Shakespeare reflects many different forms of love in the most of his plays (love as charity, affection, sensuality, voluptiousness, lust, passion, bodily experience, procreation, self-denial, sacrifice). Course shows how to analyse those phenomena in the following plays;
A Midsummer Night's Dream;
All's Well that Ends Well;
Much Ado About Nothing.
Selection of Shakespeare's Sonnets
Learning outcomes
Learning and exercising ability of interpreting Shakespeare in its historical, cultural and religious context. Different levels of interpretation: a) linguistic; b) thematic; c) narrative, d) personal characterology, e) moral meaning.
Syllabus
  • Shakespeare reflects many different forms of love in the most of his plays (love as charity, affection, sensuality, voluptiousness, lust, passion, bodily experience, procreation, self-denial, sacrifice). Course shows how to analyse those phenomena in the following plays;
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream;
  • All's Well that Ends Well;
  • Much Ado About Nothing.
Literature
  • OSOLSOBĚ, Petr. Umění a ctnost (Art and Virtue). Brno: Barrister & Principal, o.s., 2013. 300 pp. Dějiny a teorie umění. ISBN 978-80-7485-015-8. info
  • HONAN, Park. Shakespeare : životopis. Vyd. 1. Praha: Paseka, 2011. 421 s. ISBN 9788074320675. info
  • HODEK, Břetislav. William Shakespeare : kronika hereckého života. Praha: Naše vojsko, 1994. ISBN 8020604820. info
Teaching methods
Interpretation of the selected plays and poems, discussion.
Assessment methods
Written examination from the selected plays.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zájemci z řad posluchačů Estetiky a Estetiky a kulturních studií se zapisují do ESA052 vyučováného souběžně.

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