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Pre-1770 Drama: Order & Disorder (Download units)

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This 17-page photocopiable PDF from Pre-1770 Drama  introduces the Elizabethan World Picture through a sequence of short activities, using primary sources and modern critical extracts and explores order and disorder, a key thematic preoccupation of Elizabethan and Jacobean dramatists, using short extracts from seven plays. It also includes three case studies based on substantial speeches from Richard II, Coriolanus and Troilus and Cressida.

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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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