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Elizabethan and Jacobean Tragedy

Enrolment code: HEA225/325

Offered: not offered in 2003

Unit description:

During the Renaissance the native tradition of English tragedy reached a peak of popularity and achievement. Many playwrights besides Shakespeare essayed the art of tragedy, producing poetic dramas which are full of passion, action, and violence, but which also embody the questioning spirit of the age. This unit focuses on major works by some of Shakespeare’s contemporaries, paying particular attention to the contradictions and complexities of the tragic form.

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Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 1x2-hr seminar weekly, 1-hr workshop fortnightly Timetable
Prerequisites 25% at level 100 in English  
Assessment mode 3,000-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
Ancient Civilisations
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)  
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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