The course looks at how Shakespeare's plays have been accomodated on television in both the English speaking culture and the Polish one. We analyse forms of televised Shakespeare, ranging from documentaries, to reports about plays, to television theatre productions (teleplays) to television films. We also analyse how Elizabethan stage conventions have been adapted on the tube and we try to pose questions about the future of Shakespeare on television and other electronic media.

This course will focus on analysing language data. We will examine data representing a broad spec-trum of areas of study concerned with language(s). The emphasis will be on efficient use of tools appropriate for the specific objectives. To that end, I plan to familirise course participants with a choice of spreadsheets applications, database systems, and statistical software, comparing the alter-natives in the course of actually using them on real or realistic datasets. Thus, we will cover: Excel, Calc, Google Sheets, Access, Statistica, SPSS, and R. At the same time, we will be reminded that data analysis should not be seen as a mechanical process, but rather it needs to build on sound methodological grounds, which we will try to question and examine. Although the course is primari-ly offered in lecture format, active participation will be encouraged and will count towards the final grade, as will a reasonable number of practical projects.