ENGLISH 366 - Shakespeare's Contemporaries
Section: 001 English Dramaturgy of the Late 1500s and Early 1600s
Term: WN 2014
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
Credits:
4
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course explores dramatic works written and performed in England in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Among the plays we will consider are some of the most popular of the period, including Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy, Christopher Marlowe, Tamburlaine, and John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi. We will study these plays and many others within their cultural contexts, paying particular attention to the politics and off-the-stage court dramas that are often referenced in these texts.

Taken together, writers such as Thomas Middleton, Thomas Dekker, and John Fletcher shed fascinating light on the tumultuous period in which they lived and wrote. In the context of these writers, we will also read William Shakespeare's Hamlet, in an effort to situate this play among others to which it is enormously indebted.

Two books are assigned and required: English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology (edited by Maus and Bevington) and Hamlet (Pelican, edited by Braunmuller).

Two books are assigned and required: English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology (edited by Maus and Bevington) and Hamlet (Pelican, edited by Braunmuller).

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include two 5-7 page papers, a midterm, and a take-home final.

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ENGLISH 366 - Shakespeare's Contemporaries
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
23456
Open
41
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
P
24238
Open
12
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
24239
Open
14
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
30063
Open
7
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
30064
Open
8
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 0393976556
English Renaissance drama : a Norton anthology, Author: David Bevington, general ed. ..., Publisher: Norton 1. ed. 2002
Required
ISBN: 9780140714548
The tragical history of Hamlet prince of Denmark, Author: William Shakespeare ; edited with an introduction by A.R. Braunmuller., Publisher: Penguin Books New ed. 2001
Required
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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