Mar 18, 2018  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

DRA 420 - British Drama, 1660-1830

Course Cross-listed with ENG 420 
3 credit(s)
A study of British drama between the Restoration and the Victorian era. Emphasis on changes in theatre practice (the appearance of women on the stage, the Licensing Act, spectacle), on controversies about the morality and purpose of the theatrical arts, and on the emergence of new dramatic genres (libertine comedy, she-tragedy, bourgeois tragedy, farce, comic opera, sentimental comedy, closet drama). Playwrights may include Dryden, Congreve, Behn, Wycherley, Rowe, Centlivre, Fielding, Gay, Goldsmith, Sheridan, Inchbald, Baillie, and Byron.
Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and any 200-level literature course, or permission of instructor.

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