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EL40AD: STAGING THE CITY: RENAISSANCE URBAN DRAMA (2021-2022)

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Course Overview

Drama was the entertainment phenomenon of the early modern period: a popular art form that developed swiftly and attracted mass audiences. London was both the city that played host to this new cultural form, and the subject of much of its output. The course will examine the relation between life in the early modern city and the great flowering of drama by celebrated authors of the period.  Using works by well-known writers such as Middleton, Jonson and Shakespeare, as well as lesser known authors, we will explore how the plays of the period engage with key concerns of urban living.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Andrew D. H. Gordon

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme
  • Either Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • English (EL)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Drama was the entertainment phenomenon of the early modern period: a popular that art form that developed swiftly and attracted mass audiences. London was both the city that played host to this new cultural form, and the subject of much of its output. In this course we will examine the relation between life in the early modern city and the great flowering of drama by the most celebrated authors of the period.  Using works by well know writers such as Middleton, Jonson and Shakespeare, as well as lesser known authors, we will explore how the plays of the period engage with key concerns of urban living. Incorporating interactive technology, we will plot the relations of key texts to the places and locations of the early modern city. The course will cover such topics as: urban ritual, sexing the city; ideal cities, and spatial drama.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University week s 10 - 19
  • 1 Tutorial during University week 9

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
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Word Count 3000
Learning Outcomes
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Tutorial/Seminar Participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
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Project Exercise

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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