RCHUMS 387 - Renaissance Drama
Fall 2022, Section 001 - Shakespeare's Contemporaries
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
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Details

Credits:
4
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

When we think of English Renaissance drama, we invariably think of the monumental Shakespeare.  He has so dominated the canon, that he has pushed to the margins many other playwrights from the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.  This course will even out the playing field by placing other dramatists center stage.  From revenge tragedy, to city comedy, to closet drama, our readings will include plays by Thomas Kyd, Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe, Elizabeth Cary, John Ford and others. This course is based on a "text-to-performance" approach to the material: we will read plays as literary scholars (examining plot, language, poetics, imagery, characterization, and historical context) while developing the actor’s craft of making the works come to life (exploring vocal delivery, movement, motivation, observation, and interpretation). The course will culminate in a public performance of monologues and scenes prepared during the semester.

Schedule

RCHUMS 387 - Renaissance Drama
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
33343
Open
12
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM

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