Acquiring an awareness of the concept of history in early modern England. Applying this awareness to close readings, analyses and translations of early modern drama.
This course attempts to study the concept of history in early modern England. We will explore a handful of plays related to the repertoire of the Queen's Men and consider their impact on Shakespeare and Marlowe.
To be announced. Greenblatt et al eds. The Norton Shakespeare, Norton, 1999. Other texts to be introduced in class.
Handouts to be distributed in class. Scott McMillin and Sally-Beth MacLean, The Queen's Men and Their Plays (Cambridge, 1998). Brian Walsh, Shakespeare, the Queen's Men, and the Elizabethan Performance of History (Cambridge, 2009). Other texts to be introduced in class.
Active participation in class. Preparation for presentations. Preliminary reading.
class attendance/oral presentations/short quizzes/term paper
１．Introduction: Dialogues with the Dead ２．Robert Greene, Friar Bacon and Friar Bungay ３．Reading/analyzing/translating 1 ４．Reading/analyzing/translating 2 ５．Robert Greene, Selimus ６．Reading/analyzing/translating 3 ７．Reading/analyzing/translating 4 ８．The Famous Victories of Henry V ９．Reading/analyzing/translating 5 10．Reading/analyzing/translating 6 11．George Peele, The Old Wives' Tale 12．Reading/ analyzing/translating 7 13．Reading/analyzing/translating 8 14．Explorations: The Queen's Men Plays and Marlowe 15．Explorations: The Queen's Men Plays and Shakespeare
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