|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||Seminar. 2 hours per week|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||1 x 5,000 word essay Essay:|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmit any failed elements and/or make good any missing elements. Where this involves re-submission of work, a new topic must be selected.|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. demonstrate a detailed knowledge of a range of early modern plays about London from across the period 1580-1625;
2. analyse the relationship of the plays to appropriate theatrical and socio-historical contexts;
3. evaluate a selection of twentieth-century theorisations of the relationship between the early modern theatre and the early modern marketplace;
4. synthesise knowledge of texts, contexts and theoretical perspectives in the form of an extended piece of critical writing.
_1. The Clown and the Urban Displaced
Main text: Robert Wilson, "The Three Ladies of London";
also: Wilson, "The Three Lords and The Three Ladies of London"; Anon., "The Famous Victories of Henry V".
_2. London Worthies
Main text: Dekker, "The Shoemaker's Holiday";
also: Munday et.al., "The Books of Sir Thomas More, Jack Straw.
_3. Fantasies of Commerce
Main text: Jonson, "The Devil is an Ass";
also Jonson, "The Alchemist"; Anon., "The London Prodigal.
_4. Girding at Citizens
Main texts: Jonson, Chapman and Marston: "Eastward Ho!";
also Beaumont, "The Knight of the Burning Pestle"; Middleton, "A Trick to Catch the Old One".
_5. Festivity and the Marketplace
Main texts: Middleton, "A Chaste Maid in Cheapsider"; Jonson, "Bartholomew Fair".
This module is at CQFW Level 7