Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Drama

Course Number: ENGL 169
Prerequisites: Writing 2 or 50 or equivalents
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 169
Quarter: Fall 2011
Day(s): TR
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Location: BSIF 1217
Description:

Can be used for the Early Modern specialization.

Restoration and 18th-c. Comedy: Fops, Punks, Rakes, and Wives

When London theatres reopened in 1660 after an 18-year Puritan suppression of the stage, there was great excitement about what was new -- including actresses and high-tech playhouses. This course asks you to read, discuss, perform, and write about late 17th- and (a couple) 18th-c. comedies, with some attention also to contemporary political and social spectacles off-stage.