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Pre-1770 Drama: Elizabethan & Jacobean (Print)

128 pages


ISBN: 0 907016 72 3 Download sample PDF
  • Introduces cultural, social and historical context through visual and textual material from the period and by modern historians.
  • Explores themes such as religion, magic and superstition, order and disorder, gender, class, science and learning.
  • Introduces ideas about comic and tragic genres, exploring their roots in Classical forms of drama.
  • A case study of performances through the ages, allowing students to speculate on how context affects staging and interpretations.
  • Offers modern critical readings, with activities to support understanding.
  • Promotes close reading of the language of the plays, focusing on the texts as scripts.
Resource type: A4, photocopiable wirobound book

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