WGS 4655

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Early Modern Theater: The Drama of Marriage

Course will investigate marriage as represented on the early modern European stage.  Italian, Spanish, French and English plays comprise our subject matter.  We'll consider the legal, social, and cultural history of matrimony to background our study of the stageworks; we will analyze scripts and performances to learn how dramatic and theatrical convention intersected w/ marital institution and negotiations, onstage and off.  Taught in English.