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Shakespeare and His Contemporaries


Course Description

In this course, students will encounter plays written and performed during the politically volatile period from the late sixteenth to the early seventeenth century. This was a period rich in performance cultures, and plays of the public stage were influenced by and intervened in the politics of the period in exciting ways - sometimes subtle and oblique and sometimes explicit and controversial.

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Course Hours



Completion of 1 junior and 1 senior level English