E 361K • English Drama from 1642-- Honors
11:00 AM-12:30 PM
This course offers an introduction to the drama of Shakespeare's contemporaries. We will read plays by various authors from Marlowe to Middleton, all with a thematic focus on various forms of social change.
WRITING (90% of the overall grade). In-class free writing (10%), literature review (10%), one 3-page paper (20%), one linked 12-page research paper (50%).
PARTICIPATION (10% of the overall grade). Class participation includes class attendance as well as office hour and e-mail conversation. You get three free absences. After that, penalties begin: 4 absences = 0.50 grade-point penalty on the course grade; 5 = 0.75; 6 = 1.00; 7 = 1.50, 8 = failure. Records will be kept by sign-in sheet. If you arrive late it's your responsibility to get signed in immediately after class; no alterations or corrections after class from your memory will be allowed. (Adjustment will be made for individual late enrollment.) I'll need timely documentation for excused absences; none will be accepted beyond two weeks after the absence.
Kyd. The Spanish Tragedy. Norton. Ed. Mulryne; 2nd ed.
Marlowe. Doctor Faustus and Other Plays. Oxford.
Middleton. Five Plays. Penguin.
Plays On Women. Manchester.
Shakespeare. Hamlet. Oxford.
Shakespeare. Othello. Cambridge.
Webster. The White Devil and Other Plays.