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Medieval Drama
ENGL 224
Spring 2011
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MDST 242, THEA 224

This course will examine early English drama in its many forms, from the civic mystery cycles of the 15th century to the morality play Everyman to Tudor plays famously indebted to the conventions of medieval theater, such as Marlowe's Doctor Faustus (1592). We will cover topics including the role of drama in defining communal identities, dramatic interpretations of gender, and the responses of drama to contemporary social and religious controversies. Halfway through the course, students will break into performance groups and embark on a collective research and production project that will culminate in putting on a short medieval play.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Students will improve their writing skills by producing two substantial papers and many shorter assignments in this class.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Brit Lit)(ENGL-TLF Conc)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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