Tudor and Stuart Drama

3.00 crs.

From magic and mistaken identity to revenge and jealousy, English Renaissance playwrights created a vibrant theatrical world that defined an age. This course explores non-Shakespearean drama spanning from the 1550s, before the first public theaters were built, through the tense moments before Parliament closed them in 1642. We consider how dramatists engaged the conventions of classical drama and used their craft to confront changing attitudes about religion, politics, gender, and economy.

Course Prerequisite

ENGL T122 Critical Reading and Writing , Junior, Any of the prerequisites are accepted
ENGL A205 Writing about Texts , Junior, Any of the prerequisites are accepted

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite