20 Credits SPRING


Pre-requisites: LIT120


Aims/Description: The period between the Restoration of Charles II 1660 and the accession of James II (1688), witnessed an astonishing development of theatrical practice and culture; the professional Restoration stage, unlike its Renaissance predecessor, used actresses rather than cross-dressed boys to play female parts and the introduction of moveable scenery to these theatres brought with it different styles of acting, plotting and realism. On this module, we will consider how this new kind of theatre enabled the emergence of two key Restoration theatrical types, the rake and the courtesan, and what these new roles might tell us about changing attitudes towards sex

Staff Contact: NEVITT MARCUS A
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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