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Information relevant to 2003 – Unit Details

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Shakespeare’s Political Plays

Enrolment code: HEA222/322

Offered: not offered in 2003

Unit description:

Provides a study of select Shakespearean histories and tragedies which focus on the personalities and actions of renowned rulers at moments of great political change. The plays will be examined within the context of recent critical debates about the relationship between Shakespeare’s stage and the Elizabethan and Jacobean world. Also considered are questions of genre, Renaissance historiography, performance history, and some of the ways in which Shakespeare’s political dramas have been reworked to reflect new preoccupations and concerns.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 5 contact hrs fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in English  
Assessment mode 1,000-word essay, 2,000-word essay (60%), 2-hr exam (40%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Majors: [Discipline and school information] English  
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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