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John C Coldewey
ENGL 498
Seattle Campus

Senior Seminar

Seminar study of special topics in language and literary study. Limited to seniors majoring in English.

Class description

This course will trace the moments of development from late medieval English drama through Elizabethan drama. We will look at examples of medieval plays -- cycle plays, non-cycle plays, interludes and humanist drama, in part to understand the flowering of drama that followed during the last half of the sixteenth century. Then we will be reading some of the best examples of Elizabethan drama by Shakespeare's contemporaries. We will be concerned mainly with critical and cultural issues.

Student learning goals

Our primary goal will be to understand plays as theatrical and literary events. As theatrical events they relate to history and culture; as literary events they relate to the aesthetic tests of time.

General method of instruction

Lecture/discussion/seminar presentation

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by John C Coldewey
Date: 06/18/2009