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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Lifelong Learning (LLC)

Undergraduate Course: Jacobean Drama (LLLG07085)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course explores the rich diversity of genres and styles that the Jacobean period encompassed. From Shakespeare at the height of his rhetorical complexity, to the plainer and more direct styles of city comedy and Jacobean tragedy, this course will examine the dramatists' anxieties about the court and the government of James I, and about the way their society and culture was rapidly changing.

Course description This course will examine drama written by Jacobean writers such as Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton and Webster. It will take a close look at how the dramas reflect the rapidly changing culture of this period, the dramatic techniques used by the writers and how these developed between 1603 and 1625.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  16
Course Start Lifelong Learning - Session 3
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 19, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 79 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) one 2000 word essay
Feedback Students are given the opportunity to submit a formative essay of 1000 words in Week 6, feedback for which is returned in Week 7. Detailed written feedback is provided on the assessed essay.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. evaluate the evolving treatment of women in Jacobean comdey
  2. examine the comic use of disguise and role play in these plays;
  3. analyse Shakespeare┐s complex imagery and comic language
Learning Resources
Essential:
David Bevington et al. (eds.). English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology. New York: WW Norton (2002)
William Shakespeare. King Lear. New York: WW Norton (Norton Critical Editions, 2008)
William Shakespeare. Henry VIII. Cambridge: Cambridge Univerity Press (1990)
Recommended:
David Bevington et al. (eds.). English Renaissance Drama: A Norton Anthology. New York: WW Norton (2002)

JW Lever and Jonathan Dollimore. The Tragedy of State. London: Routledge (1987)
LC Knights. Drama and Society in the Age of Jonson. London: Penguin (1962)
Brian Gibbons. Jacobean City Comedy. London: Methuen (1980)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserMs Rachael King
Tel:
Email: Rachael.King@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Diane Mcmillan
Tel: (0131 6)50 6912
Email: D.McMillan@ed.ac.uk
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