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Course Name English Drama: Elizabethan to Victorian
Course Code 18ELL303
Program B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature, Integrated B.A. – M.A. (English Language & Literature)
Semester V
Credits 4
Year Taught 2019
Degree Undergraduate (UG), Integrated Degree
School School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Coimbatore, Kochi

Syllabus

Course Outline

Unit 1

Introduction to the drama and its artistic, literary and theatrical aspects-Forms, Genres.
Types and dramatic devices.

Unit 2

Marlowe. Dr. Faustus [Detailed]
Shakespeare. Julius Caeser [Non Detailed]

Unit 3

Sheriden. School for Scandal [Detailed].

Unit 4

Goldsmith. She Stoops to Conquer [Non-Detailed].

Unit 5

Oscar Wilde. Importance of Being Earnest. [Detailed]. 
G B Shaw. Caeser and Cleopatra [Non-detailed].

Objectives

To introduce the learners to the art and techniques of drama; to enable them to grasp the nuances of the English Theater and its evolution from the Elizabethan to Victorian period; to provide them with critical insights on the essential differences between the literary and theatrical aspects of drama.

Core Reading

  1. Any standard edition of the prescribed texts.

References

  1. Powell, Kerry (ed.).The Cambridge Companion to Victorian and Edwardian Theatre. London: CUP, 2004.
  2. Rowse,AL.TheElizabethan Renaissance and the Cultural Achievement. London:MacMillan,1972.
  3. Daiches, David.A Critical History of English Literature.Vol.I.Ahmedabad: Allied,1969.
  4. Ricks,Christopher(ed.).English Drama to1710. London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd,1975.
  5. Turner, WJ(ed.).Impressions of English Theatre.London:Collins,1947.

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