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John C Coldewey
ENGL 516
Seattle Campus

Topics in Medieval English Literature

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In ENGL 498D&516A: PRE-SHAKESPEAREAN DRAMA we will examine some varieties of English drama written before and leading up to Shakespeare, including examples from English cycle plays, a number of non-cycle plays, morality plays and Tudor interludes. We will be formulating ways of approaching them as textual objects, as cultural markers, as expressions of civic identity, as performative spectacles, as intellectual parents and children of their own eras, as contemplative texts for reading, and simply as good plays.

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Last Update by John C Coldewey
Date: 01/03/2007