English 353, Winter 2017
In English 353, we’ll study plays ranging across genres from every major era in dramatic history – from the classical era to the middle ages, and from the Renaissance to the 19th and 20th centuries. We will treat them as writing both for public performances, and for textual interpretations. What they have in common is the human struggle against external forces, and the difficult necessity of effecting change. You’ll learn about particular plays, but more broadly about the techniques and conventions of analyzing drama.