Engl. 2643: Medieval Drama

Instructor: Dr. Andrea Schutz
Office: EC 319
Office Hours: by appointment or as you find me
email: schutz@stthomasu.ca.

This course will introduce students to the most important examples of Medieval English Drama: Liturgical drama, Cycle drama, the Morality play, and secular drama. Students will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the origins and development of English drama prior to the sixteenth century. We will explore the various methods of staging early drama, both in its historical context and in modern practice. Since this is a half-course, texts will be studied in translation;
familiarity with Middle English is therefore not essential. Course format will be lecture/seminar. We will perform the Quem Quaeritis and the Easter episodes from the Cycle dramas.