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Fall 2013 English BC3169 section 001
|Day & Time
409 Barnard Hall
|Course Description||This class will examine English drama at the moment when it arose as a major art form. In Renaissance London, astonishingly complex plays emerged that reflected the diverse urban life of the city, as well as the layered and often contradictory inner life of the individual. This poetically rich theater was less concerned with presenting answers, and more with staging questions—about gender, race, religion, literary tradition, love, sex, authority, and class. In this course, we will try to tap into this theater’s cosmopolitan, enlivened poetics by studying not only Shakespeare, but also the various other major authors who constituted this literary world: Christopher Marlowe, Ben Jonson, Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton, John Webster, and the female playwright Aphra Behn.|
|Enrollment||18 students as of 7:22PM Sunday, December 8, 2013|
|Open To||Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science, General Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science|
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