College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ENGH 324: English Renaissance Drama

ENGH 324-001: English Renaissance Drama
(Fall 2017)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW

Robinson B122

Section Information for Fall 2017


Shakespeare didn't write in a vacuum. He was part of a brilliant group of playwrights who produced work with the same rich language and physical and intellectual energy, but also with a biting, satirical humor and a spectacular violence that Shakespeare did not usually produce. These are plays about seedy English fairs and lurid Italian courts. Featuring soul selling, king deposing, seduction, lust, incest, poisoned bibles, poisoned arrows of love, and the search for the best roast pig. Find out why the Puritans closed the theaters down.

 Authors studied include: Kyd, Marlowe, Jonson, Webster, Cary, and Ford.


Stills from The Revenger's Tragedy, The Lowry, Salford, England. Photos by The Lowry



Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Major dramas and dramatists of English Renaissance, such as Lyly, Marlowe, Jonson, Middleton, Webster, and Ford. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Satisfaction of University requirements in 100-level English and in Mason Core literature.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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