Catalog 2021-2022

HIS 292 Drama and Society in Elizabethan London

Drama flourished in Elizabethan London during a sustained period of economic prosperity, including the rise of the professional entertainment industry. While the Elizabethan theatre evolved from medieval public religious traditions, the plays of William Shakespeare demonstrate the pivotal role of the playhouse in the late 16th and early 17th centuries as cultural history, and a window to the world outside London. The course will provide perspective on the historical and cultural context of Elizabethan drama and will explore six of Shakespeare's plays -- both as texts and films -- from his emergence in 1589 through the end of his career in London in 1611.




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