Fall 2021 Undergraduate English Courses

358:325 Restoration and Eighteenth Century Theater and Drama

01  MW 5:00-6:20 pm    14757  BUCKLEY   ONLINE

In this course we will explore the evolution of British and continental European drama and theatre from the 1660s through the French Revolution, looking particularly at the way changes in dramatic literature reflect the transition to modern society and shape the rise of popular culture.  Along the way, we’ll read works by both major writers (like Molière, Aphra Behn, George Lillo, and Friedrich Schiller) and lesser-known creators of more popular dramatic forms.  This course will be taught in an interdisciplinary fashion, incorporating developments in politics, court spectacle, music, dance, the visual arts, and popular entertainment in addition to drama.