|Short Description:||Shakespeare & Early Modern Lit|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||091523 - Literature|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||29 April 2021|
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Shakespeare's plays and poetry formed part of a flourishing period of literary and theatrical innovation. Yet the nature of this period has been the subject of changing opinion: known once as the Golden Age, then given the name 'Renaissance,' and more recently called the Early Modern period. This course examines the literature of this period in its social contexts and explores the place of Shakespeare on the Elizabethan stage. Students will develop the ability to critique received scholarly opinion on the work of Shakespeare and his coevals.