EL40CA Controversy And Drama: The Plays Of Christopher Marlowe
15 credit points: 6 weeks
Course Co-ordinator: Dr T Rist
Pre-requisite(s): Available only to students in Programme Year 4 or by permission of the Head of School.
This course will read the complete, dramatic works of Christopher Marlowe, one of Shakespeare's best-known theatrical contemporaries, paying particular attention to the author's sustained interest in social outsiders and the moral universes in which they exist and are judged. The course will also consider Marlowe's dramatic awareness of the religious controversies of his age and address New Historical questions as to the subversive or conservative power of the theatre in the sixteenth-century England of Renaissance and Reformation.
2 two-hour seminars per week: Mon/Thu at 1
In-course assessment: Essay (80%); and seminar work (20%).