Università degli Studi di Urbino Carlo Bo / Portale Web di Ateneo


LETTERATURA INGLESE

A.A. CFU
2012/2013 6
Docente Email Ricevimento studenti
Roberta Mullini l'orario verrà indicato ad inizio dell'a.a.

Assegnato al Corso di Studio

Storia dell'Arte (LM-89) Letteratura, Lingua e Cultura Italiana (LM-14)
Giorno Orario Aula

Obiettivi Formativi

The history of the reception of King Richard III's figure in English culture is mainly based on Shakespeare's presentation of the king in the play Richard III. The playwright, nevertheless, grounded his ‘narration' on his contemporary historiography (Raphael Holinshed's) which, in its turn, had used previous chronicles and - mainly - Thomas More's Historia Ricardi Tertii and Polydor Vergil's Anglica Historia. The course aims at showing how Richard's character is seen though the lens of Tudor propaganda - something which was deeply biased against Richard, according to the Ricardians of the "Richard III Society" - and at following the transformation Richard has undergone from the Shakespearean text to three relevant cinematic versions of the play (which are part of the course).

The course will be held in English.

Programma

  • Shakespeare and History
  • Richard III and its sources
  • Analysis of some scenes
  • Selected passages from the play's historiographical sources
  • The playwright's freedom from and dependence on his sources
  • Introduction to three cinematic versions of the play (and view of the films)
  • From page to film: comparative analysis of at least one scene from the three films.
  • Eventuali Propedeuticità

    Students are required to read the play before the course starts

    Attività di Supporto

    During classes, students will possibly be asked to partecipate in seminar activities.


    Modalità Didattiche, Obblighi, Testi di Studio e Modalità di Accertamento

    Modalità didattiche

    Lectures and seminars

    Obblighi

    Students are invited to attend lessons. They will also participate in seminar activities.

    Testi di studio

    Faculty of Letters students may watch only two films and read two historiographical sources, beside two secondary texts, from the following list:

    Primary Texts

    W. Shakespeare, Richard III, London, Routledge, the Arden Shakespeare ("Introduction" and "Appendixes" included)

    Richard III, film, featuring Laurence Olivier, 1948 (at CLA)

    Richard III, featuring Ian McKellen, 1996 (at CLA)

    Looking for Richard, featuring Al Pacino, 1996 (at CLA).

    Historiography (available at http://www.r3.org/bookcase/index.html)

    Thomas More, The History of Richard III - also available at

    http://thomasmorestudies.org/r3concordance/framconc.htm  (a selection)*

    Polidoro Virgili, Anglica Historia, liber 25 (a selection)* [Polidoro Virgili, Riccardo III; trad. ital., a cura di Romano Ruggeri. Urbino, QuattroVenti, 2007]

    Raphael Holinshed, Holinshed's Chronicles - England, Scotland, and Ireland. Portions of Vol. 6 (excerpts from the reign of Edward IV; the reigns of Edward V and Richard III, a selection)*

    *Further details about the selections will be given during the course and posted on Professor Mullini's ‘Materiale didattico' page.

    Secondary texts

    - J. Jorgens, Shakespeare on Film, Lanham, University Press of America, 1991 (chapter 9) - or, as an alternative,

    A. Davies, Filming Shakespeare's Plays, Cambridge CUP, 1988 (chapter 4)

    - A. Leggatt, Shakespeare's Political Drama, London, Routledge, 1988 (Chapter 2)

    - R. Mullini, "Tre Riccardi per Lady Anne", Memoria di Shakespeare, 2, 2001, pp.149-63.

    Testo di riferimento generale per Letteratura inglese (obbligatorio):

    P. Bertinetti (a cura di), Breve storia della letteratura inglese, Torino, Einaudi, 2004.

    Modalità di
    accertamento

    Oral exams (in Italian)

    Class activities will also be evaluated

    Students are kindly requested to bring the list of their readings with them on the exam day

    Informazioni Aggiuntive per Studenti Non Frequentanti

    Modalità didattiche

    Lectures and seminars

    Obblighi

    Non attending students are warmly advised to get in touch with professor Mullini either by phone during the office hours, or by e-mail.

    They are required to use their university e-mail address if they want to receive an asnwer.

    Testi di studio

    Faculty of Letters students may watch only two films and read two historiographical sources, beside two secondary texts, from the following list:

    Primary Texts

    W. Shakespeare, Richard III, London, Routledge, the Arden Shakespeare ("Introduction" and "Appendixes" included)

    Richard III, film, featuring Laurence Olivier, 1948 (at CLA)

    Richard III, featuring Ian McKellen, 1996 (at CLA)

    Looking for Richard, featuring Al Pacino, 1996 (at CLA).

    Historiography (available at http://www.r3.org/bookcase/index.html)

    Thomas More, The History of Richard III - also available at

    http://thomasmorestudies.org/r3concordance/framconc.htm  (a selection)*

    Polidoro Virgili, Anglica Historia, liber 25 (a selection)* [Polidoro Virgili, Riccardo III; trad. ital., a cura di Romano Ruggeri. Urbino, QuattroVenti, 2007]

    Raphael Holinshed, Holinshed's Chronicles - England, Scotland, and Ireland. Portions of Vol. 6 (excerpts from the reign of Edward IV; the reigns of Edward V and Richard III, a selection)*

    *Further details about the selections will be given during the course and posted on Professor Mullini's ‘Materiale didattico' page.

    Secondary texts

    - J. Jorgens, Shakespeare on Film, Lanham, University Press of America, 1991 (chapter 9) - or, as an alternative,

    A. Davies, Filming Shakespeare's Plays, Cambridge CUP, 1988 (chapter 4)

    - A. Leggatt, Shakespeare's Political Drama, London, Routledge, 1988 (Chapter 2)

    - R. Mullini, "Tre Riccardi per Lady Anne", Memoria di Shakespeare, 2, 2001, pp.149-63.

    Testo di riferimento generale per Letteratura inglese (obbligatorio):

    P. Bertinetti (a cura di), Breve storia della letteratura inglese, Torino, Einaudi, 2004.

    Modalità di
    accertamento

    Oral exams (in Italian)

    Students are kindly requested to bring the list of their readings with them on the exam day

    Note

    Corso mutuato dall'insegnamento di "Letteratura inglese" (LM) tenuto dalla prof.ssa Mullini presso la Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature straniere.

    Possible changes and additional material will be inserted into professor Mullini's 'Materiale didattico' on the Faculty web site (www.uniurb.it/lingue). Therefore students are invited to check that page, especially before starting studying for the exam.

    When e-mailing prof. Mullini, all students are required to use their university e-mail address if they want to receive an answer.

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