ENGL 322

Romance and Renewal: Shakespeare and Elizabethan Drama

Prerequisite: Sophomores with permission. An examination of English Renaissance drama before 1603, including early works by Shakespeare and plays by his Elizabethan contemporaries such as Lyly, Greene, Marlowe, Kyd, and Dekker. We will study the increasing secularization and professionalization of theater, the development of comedy and pastoral, and the emergence of revenge tragedy. Both textual analysis and dramaturgy will be emphasized. Offered alternate years. V.2, V.6a