30:331 Life Without Shakespeare: Other Early Dramatists [Hackler]

Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in first-year English literature or permission of Instructor.

A study of early English drama from the sixteenth century to the Restoration, excluding Shakespeare. Students will learn to understand and appreciate major genres such as revenge tragedies, domestic tragedies, and Restoration comedy, drawn from dramatists such as Marlowe, Kyd, Fletcher and Beaumont, Heywood, Dekker, Etherege, Congreve, Dryden, and Behn. The plays will be chosen and studies according to a theme, which is subject to change from year to year. Themes may include, but are not limited to, the body, food and drink, music, and nature.

Cross-registered with (Drama) 20:331.

3 lecture hours per week, both terms.

Instructor: Neal Hackler