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Pre-1770 Drama: Belief & Learning (Download units)

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This 11-page PDF from Pre-1770 Drama explores belief and learning, a key thematic preoccupation of Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists, through an extended exploration of two key scenes from Dr. Faustus. The unit analyses the text in the contexts of religion, new learning, discovery and superstition and magic.

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The pack as a whole uses substantial extracts from many of the set texts to promote close reading of the language of the plays and uses visual and textual material from the period and by modern historians to introduce cultural, social and historical contexts.

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