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Renaissance Theatricality

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Kevin Curran
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2016 -> 2016

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre de printemps
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 5.00


No one finishes an English literature degree without a sense of the great theatrical achievement of Renaissance England. But rarely are students given the opportunity to grasp just how diverse and widespread that achievement was. Courses on Renaissance drama typically focus on plays written for the public stage when in fact there were many kinds of stages in the period and many different kinds of performance. Trading the narrower term "drama" for the more complex and inclusive term, "theatricality," this course sets out to address this imbalance. Students will reads plays written for both public and semi-private theaters, as well as a "closet drama" written for group reading rather than performing. We'll also consider court masques, aristocratic entertainments, and civic pageantry. These forms are deeply engaging and often strange and funny, too. By the end of the course, students will have gained a historically rich and formally pluralistic understanding the place and function of "theatricality" in Renaissance England.

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