ENG337H5 • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

Description

A study of drama and theatrical performance from 1660-1800, featuring works by authors such as Aphra Behn, Susannah Centlivre, William Congreve, Hannah Cowley, John Gay, George Lillo, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Richard Steele, and William Wycherley. Students can expect to learn about the modes of drama practiced during this period and their intersection with sexuality and gender, class, economics, politics, colonialism, and national identity. Students will also learn about theatre history, including the advent of female performers, changing theatre construction, the Licensing Act and theatrical censorship, the rise of the celebrity actor, and the popularization of Shakespeare.

Prerequisites
1.0 credit in ENG and 3.0 additional credits.
Distribution Requirement
Humanities
Total Instructional Hours
36L
Mode of Delivery
In Class
Program Area
English