English 203

Graduate Readings: Renaissance Drama

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
4 Fall 2006 Knapp, Jeffrey
TTh 2-3:30 106 Wheeler Graduate Courses
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A survey of English drama from the sixteenth to the seventeenth centuries. We will consider the drama from a variety of perspectives: its roots in classical and medieval theater; its generic diversity and complexity; the business practices of the professional theater companies; the social status of actors and playwrights; contemporary literature for and against the theater; and recent critical controversy on the subject. (This is a reading course, which means that there will be plenty to read but less to write.)

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