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English Drama: Elizabethan to Victorian
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Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'English Drama: Elizabethan to Victorian' is a course offered in Fifth Semester of B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

To introduce the learners to the art and techniques of drama; to enable them to grasp the nuances of the English Theater and its evolution from the Elizabethan to Victorian period; to provide them with critical insights on the essential differences between the literary and theatrical aspects of drama.

Unit 1

Introduction to the drama and its artistic, literary and theatrical aspects-Forms, Genres, Types and dramatic devices.

Unit 2

Marlowe. Dr. Faustus [Detailed]
Shakespeare. Julius Caeser [Non Detailed].

Unit 3

Sheriden. School for Scandal [Detailed].

Unit 4

Goldsmith. She Stoops to Conquer [Non-Detailed].

Unit 5

Oscar Wilde. Importance of Being Earnest [Detailed].
G B Shaw. Caeser and Cleopatra [Non-detailed].

  1. Any standard edition of the prescribed texts.
  1. Powell, Kerry (ed.).The Cambridge Companion to Victorian and Edwardian Theatre. London: CUP, 2004.
  2. Rowse, AL.The Elizabethan Renaissance and the Cultural Achievement. London: Mac Millan,1972.
  3. Daiches, David. A Critical History of English Literature.Vol.I. Ahmedabad: Allied,1969.
  4. Ricks, Christopher (ed.). English Drama to 1710. London: Barrie and Jenkins Ltd,1975.
  5. Turner, WJ(ed.). Impressions of English Theatre. London: Collins,1947.