English 366C, Section F01
: Shakespeare's Comedies and Romances >
A Midsummer Night's Dream
: Mysteries, moralities, and interludes
How were later plays shaped by the traditions of staging in the early drama?
The public, or arena stage
: the sources from which we reconstruct it
What kinds of things do we
know about the stage?
Politics and the stage
: the theatre as a transgressive space
Have you seen any signs of subversive use of the theatre in the early comedies?
What do you learn about the play within the play in the
: all the world...
The first Globe:
The second Globe and its modern reconstruction:
Can we really reconstruct a theatre, and a culture, now long gone?
Costume and audiences
: gulls and abuses
How do today's audiences compare?
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