ENGL 324

Revenge and Ravishment: Shakespeare and Jacobean Drama

Prerequisite: Sophomores with permission. An examination of English Renaissance drama after 1603, including late works by Shakespeare and plays by his Jacobean contemporaries such as Jonson, Middleton, Webster, and Ford. We will study the theater’s increasing use of sensationalistic plots and characters as well as the drama’s probing exploration of the individual’s relationship to social authority. Both textual analysis and dramaturgy will be emphasized. Offered alternate years. V.2, V.6a