A course focusing on selected plays of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, read both for their literary significance and for the way they were part of the period's social, economic, and political forces.
ENGL 323: Renaissance Drama
Instructor: Skura, Meredith
It was the golden age of Renaissance Drama in England (1585-1630). The stage drew some of the period's most talented and interesting minds into its service. We will sample masterpieces written by Shakespeare's models and rivals--playwrights like Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson and Thomas Middleton--as they explored the concerns of the time, acting out the controversies over gender, sexuality, class and power that still hold audiences captive today.
This course will satisfy a pre1800 requirement for English Majors