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  1. Week 1 Introduction to Historiography 3 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
    2. Further Suggested Reading 2 items
      1. The Context Problem - Tracy C. Davis 11/2004

        Article 

  2. Week 2 Medieval Theatre 16 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. Mankind - Bloomsbury (Firm) 2013

        Book 

    2. Further Suggested Reading 13 items
      1. The Cambridge companion to medieval English theatre - Richard Beadle, Alan J. Fletcher, Cambridge Collections Online (Online service) 2008 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. Masks and masking in medieval and early Tudor England - Meg Twycross, Sarah Carpenter c2002

        Book 

      3. The Cambridge introduction to early English theatre - Janette Dillon 2006

        Book 

      4. Medieval literature 1300-1500 - Pamela M. King, dawsonera 2011 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. The Oxford handbook of medieval literature in English - Elaine M. Treharne, Greg Walker, Oxford Handbooks Online (Online service) 2010

        Book 

      6. Medieval drama: an anthology - Greg Walker 2000

        Book 

      7. The medieval theatre - Glynne Wickham 1987, c1974

        Book 

      8. The English drama, 1485-1585 - F. P. Wilson 1969

        Book 

  3. Week 3 Early Modern Tragedy 21 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. The white devil - John Webster, John Russell Brown 1996

        Book  You do NOT have to use this edition of the play - it should be generally available in a number of editions

      2. An Early Modern Poetics of Tragedy - Blair Hoxby

        Chapter  Try to read the whole chapter but MAKE SURE you read from the section titled 'The Objects of Tragic Imitation' to the section titled 'Spectacle' inclusive (The section titled 'The Chorus' is less important)

    2. Further Suggested Reading 19 items
      1. Aristotle's Poetics - Stephen Halliwell 1986

        Book 

      2. Radical tragedy: religion, ideology and power in the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries - Jonathan Dollimore 2010

        Book 

      3. Recovering Shakespeare's Theatrical Vocabulary - Alan C. Dessen, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 1995 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. Elizabethan Stage Conventions and Modern Interpreters - Alan C. Dessen, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 1984 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      5. The Cambridge companion to English Renaissance drama - A. R. Braunmuller, Michael Hattaway 1990

        Book 

      6. Political Shakespeare: essays in cultural materialism - Alan Sinfield, Jonathan Dollimore 1994

        Book 

      7. Documents of Performance in Early Modern England - Tiffany Stern, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      8. Webster, 'The white devil' and 'The Duchess of Malfi': a casebook - R. V. Holdsworth 1975

        Book 

      9. Playgoing in Shakespeare's London - Andrew Gurr 1987

        Book 

      10. Staging the renaissance: reinterpretations of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama - David Scott Kastan, Peter Stallybrass 1991

        Book 

      11. Impersonations: the performance of gender in Shakespeare's England - Stephen Orgel 1996

        Book 

      12. John Webster: the white devil - Stephen Purcell 2012

        Book 

      13. Renaissance self-fashioning: from More to Shakespeare - Stephen Greenblatt 1980

        Book 

      14. Talking to the audience: Shakespeare, performance, self - Bridget Escolme 2005

        Book 

      15. The new Cambridge companion to Shakespeare - Margreta De Grazia, Stanley W. Wells, Cambridge Collections Online (Online service) 2010 (electronic resource)

        Book 

  4. Week 4 Early Modern Comedy 5 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. Twelfth night - R. S. White 1996

        Book  You do NOT have to use this edition of the play - it should be generally available in a number of editions

    2. Further Suggested Reading 3 items
      1. Acting companies and their plays in Shakespeare's London - Siobhan Keenan, Bloomsbury (Firm) 2014

        Book 

      2. Cognition in the Globe: attention and memory in Shakespeare's theatre - Evelyn B. Tribble 2011

        Book 

      3. The Oxford handbook of early modern theatre - Richard Dutton, Oxford Handbooks Online (Online service) 2011

        Book 

  5. Week 7 Henrician Theatre 10 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
    2. Further Suggested Reading 8 items
      1. The Oxford handbook of Tudor drama - Thomas Betteridge, Greg Walker, Oxford Handbooks Online (Online service) 2012

        Book 

      2. The Elizabethan stage - E. K. Chambers 1923

        Book 

      3. The Cambridge introduction to early English theatre - Janette Dillon 2006

        Book 

      4. Writing under tyranny: English literature and the Henrician Reformation - Greg Walker, Oxford Scholarship Online (Online service) 2005

        Book 

  6. Week 8 Restoration Theatre 11 items
    1. Required Reading 2 items
      1. The country wife - William Wycherley, James Ogden, Bloomsbury (Firm) 2007

        Article 

    2. Further Suggested Reading 9 items
      1. The Cambridge companion to English Restoration theatre - Deborah Payne Fisk, Cambridge Collections Online (Online service) c2006 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. Women, writing, history, 1640-1740 - Isobel Grundy, Susan Wiseman 1992

        Book 

      3. The first English actresses: women and drama, 1660-1700 - Elizabeth Howe 1992

        Book 

      4. Perspectives on Restoration drama - Susan J. Owen c2002

        Book 

      5. Sexual suspects: eighteenth-century players and sexual ideology - Kristina Straub c1992

        Book 

  7. Week 9 Eighteenth Century Theatre 7 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
    2. Further Suggested Reading 4 items
      1. Prologues, epilogues, curtain-raisers, and afterpieces: the rest of the eighteenth-century London stage - Daniel James Ennis, Judith Bailey Slagle c2007

        Book 

  8. Week 10 Melodrama 8 items
    1. Required Reading 1 item
    2. Further Suggested Reading 7 items
      1. English melodrama - Michael R. Booth 1965

        Book 

      2. Melodrama: stage, picture, screen - J. S. Bratton, Jim Cook, Christine Gledhill 1994

        Book 

      3. The performing century: nineteenth-century theatre's history - Tracy C. Davis, Peter Holland 2007

        Book 

      4. Melodrama: the cultural emergence of a genre - Michael Hays, Anastasia Nikolopoulou 1996

        Book 

  9. Week 11 Naturalism 6 items
    1. Required Reading 3 items
      1. Miss Julie - August Strindberg, Michael Leverson Meyer, David Thomas, Jo Taylor 2006

        Article 

    2. Further Suggested Reading 3 items
      1. A sourcebook on naturalist theatre - C. D. Innes 2000

        Book 

      2. Drama from Ibsen to Brecht - Raymond Williams, Raymond Williams 1987, c1968

        Book 

  10. Week 12 Unit Summary 0 items
  11. Further Historical, Contextual and Critical Reading for Unit 9 items
    1. New readings in theatre history - J. S. Bratton 2003

      Book 

    2. Theories of the theatre: a historical and critical survey from the Greeks to the present - Marvin A. Carlson 1993

      Book 

    3. The Cambridge introduction to early English theatre - Janette Dillon 2006

      Book 

    4. A sourcebook on naturalist theatre - C. D. Innes 2000

      Book 

    5. Interpreting the theatrical past: essays in the historiography of performance - Thomas Postlewait, Bruce A. McConachie 1989

      Book 

    6. The Politics of Performance in Early Renaissance Drama - Greg Walker, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 1998 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    7. Theorizing practice: redefining theatre history - William B. Worthen, Peter Holland 2003

      Book 

    8. Theatre histories: an introduction - Phillip B. Zarilli 2006

      Book 

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