Topics


Changes in literary and theatrical tropes between mediums; ghosts; revenge; tragedy and farce.

 

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Objectives


The purpose of this course is to improve students’ skills of dramatic analysis while introducing them to both the theatre of Renaissance England and the dramatic and non-dramatic materials on which they were often based. This approach is designed to bring into relief the distinctive formal features, generic possibilities, and driving ideas of the staging of English Renaissance drama.

 

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Organisation


Classroom time comprises of lectures, student presentations and discussions

 

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Assessment


100% coursework, consisting of:

  • Group oral presentation and essay (30%)
  • Final writing assignment (50%)
  • Participation (10%)

 

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Texts


William Shakespeare, Hamlet

We will also read a sample of primary source texts. Selections to be determined and, in relevant cases, translated into English.

 

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Last updated: 11 July 2018