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English Renaissance Drama

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Kevin Curran

Période de validité: 2020 -> 2020

Horaires du cours (Hebdomadaire)

Date Lieu Remarque Thématique Intervenant(s)
2020/2021 : Vendredi 10:15-12:00 (Hebdomadaire) Anthropole/3148 EN LIGNE   Kevin Curran


Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre
Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 4.00


This discussion-based course provides students with a rigorous introduction to the most vibrant period in the history of English theater. We will focus on a generically and stylistically eclectic group of plays written between 1576 and 1642 by Christopher Marlowe, Thomas Kyd, Ben Jonson, William Rowley and Thomas Middleton, and John Webster. Although the course aims to impart a broad knowledge of English Renaissance Drama, three crucial aspects of the form will anchor our conversations throughout the semester: (1) The material conditions of performance. How did the space of the stage and particular acting techniques shape the meaning of plays in the theater? (2) The reception of plays by a public. How did early modern men and women experience and respond to plays both in performance and print? (3) The place of theater in the political and cultural imagination of Renaissance England. To what extent, and in what particular ways, did the theater contribute to what we would now call critical thinking?


Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy (New Mermaids, Bloomsbury) Christopher Marlowe, Edward II (New Mermaids, Bloomsbury) Ben Jonson, Epicoene (New Mermaids, Bloomsbury) Thomas Middleton, A Chaste Maid in Cheapside (New Mermaids, Bloomsbury) John Webster, The Duchess of Malfi (New Mermaids, Bloomsbury) Thomas Middleton and William Rowley, The Changeling (New Mermaids, Bloomsbury) Available at "Books, Books, Books" in Lausanne

Informations supplémentaires


UtilisationCode facultéStatutCrédits
Anglais, 2ème partie (2013 ->) ›› Littérature anglaise - BA-ANG-2-201010Optionnel4.00
A40-ANGL: Attestation 40 ECTS en anglais (2013 ->) - A40-ANGL ›› Littérature anglaise et américaine - A40-ANGL-2-10Optionnel4.00
NIV-ANG: Mise à niveau MA, Anglais (2013 ->) - NIV-ANG ›› Littérature anglaise - NIV-ANG-2-201010Optionnel4.00
Programme à option "transitoire", 2ème partie (2013 ->) ›› Littérature anglaise et américaine - BA-OP-ANGL-TOptionnel4.00
Programme à options, 2ème partie (2013 ->) ›› Littérature anglaise et américaine - BA-OP-ANGLOptionnel4.00
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