SPECIAL NOTE: A strict quota of 15 students applies to this unit and prospective students must obtain permission to enrol from the English Honours
[R4A ] Coordinator.
Key Semester Dates
Final WW Date*
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Elizabethan and Jacobean players were largely excluded from earning a living within the boundaries of respectable London. Instead they entertained the city from its margins, with plays of remarkable violence, wit and sensuality. Their theatre survived by reshaping narratives of the distant past or of exotic foreign locations, but the plays still engaged with the deepest conflicts and contradictions of their own time and place. Much recent work on Shakespeare and his contemporaries has been concerned with the difficult task of interpreting the relationship between the plays and the culture that produced them. This unit provides opportunities to test some of this work against a selection of Elizabethan and Jacobean histories, tragedies and comedies which depict dynamic power struggles within the family and the state.
ASSESSMENT: 5,000-word essay
TEACHING PATTERN: 27 contact hours
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - H Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Resource dependent teaching & learning - H Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.