SHUM 3721

SHUM 3721

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After Rome's collapse, drama was gradually re-created from many sources: school-room debates, popular festivals, and, especially, religious liturgy. By the 17th century it was one of the most polished literary arts (and one of the sleaziest). This long span allows us to consider what happened in the middle. This course traces the residues of Roman drama and some "rebeginnings" of European drama, 10th to 13th centuries, then focuses mainly on late medieval drama in English in the 15th century, following that into the drama of the early Renaissance. We'll consider what became "modern"-and what was utterly unlike anything later. Discussion, lecture, regular writing, some experiments with production. English texts will be read in Middle English with lots of help; no previous knowledge required. This class counts as one of the three pre-1800 courses required of English majors.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)

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  • 19488SHUM 3721  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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  • 19612SHUM 3721  SEM 102

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Galloway, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online