As per our namesake, our PhD specialisation, and the state syllabus’s compulsory requirement of studying Shakespeare, we offer comprehensive teaching on Shakespearean drama. These are divided into ‘Straight’ Shakespeare (focusing primarily on the dramas’ literary and linguistic features) and Shakespearean adaptations (focusing on the shifts in texts and contexts).

To facilitate better understanding of Shakespeare’s ‘originals’, we highly recommend students first complete the relevant ‘Straight’ Shakespeare modules before enrolling in Shakespearean adaptations.

Each module runs for two (2) hours over 10 weeks (one school term).

‘Straight’ Shakespeare

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Macbeth
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Twelfth Night
  • Othello

Shakespearean adaptations

  • The Taming of the Shrew and 10 Things I Hate About You (dir. Jil Gunger, 1996)
  • Twelfth Night and She’s the Man (dir.)
  • Othello and ‘O’ (dir. Tim Blake Nelson, 2001)
  • Romeo and Juliet and adaptations (Baz Luhrmann and/or Franco Zeffirelli)

These texts are only indicative. Modules on all 38 Shakespearean plays, film adaptations, and other adaptations are available upon request.


Once you are ready, contact us.