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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide a broad study of various forms of tragedy and tragi-comedy in Shakespeare and in the drama of his age. Playwrights other than Shakespeare, such as Marlowe, Middleton and Rowley, will also be considered. Discussion of these plays will underpinned by some attention to their historical context, their importance to contemporary cultural consciousness and to current critical approaches.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMike Nolan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first-year English or HUS1PWR


Incompatible subjects ENG3SAC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDoctor FaustusPrescribedMarlowe, C.OXFORD
ReadingsHamletPrescribedShakespeare, W.PENGUIN
ReadingsMacbethPrescribedShakespeare, W.OXFORD
ReadingsMeasure for measurePrescribedShakespeare, W.PENGUIN
ReadingsThree Jacobean TragediesPrescribedSalgado, (ed.)PENGUIN

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