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THE 331x - Theatre History & Dramatic Literature I, II, & III

a course guide for THE 3311, THE 3312, and THE 3313

Literature Criticism

Literature Criticism Databases

Notable Plays

Early Modern English Pastoral (16th century – 1642)

  • John Fletcher – The Faithful Shepherdess
  • Richard Brome – A Jovial Crew
  • John Lyly – Endymion, Mother Bombie, The Woman in the Moon, Loves Metamorphosis, Midas, Galatea, Campaspe, Sappho and Phao

Early Modern English Comedy (16th century – 1642)

  • George Gascoigne – Supposes
  • Mr. S. – Gammer Gurton’s Needle
  • Thomas Middleton – A Chaste Made in Cheapside
  • William Shakespeare – As You Like It, The Winter’s Tale, Twelfth Night, The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors, Much Ado about Nothing, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All’s Well That Ends Well, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • John Fletcher – The Woman’s Prize, The Wild-goose Chase
  • Francis Beaumont – The Knight of the Burning Pestle
  • Thomas Dekker – The Shoemaker’s Holiday
  • Thomas Dekker & Thomas Middleton – The Roaring Girl
  • Ben Jonson – Volpone, The Alchemist, Bartholmew Fair, Epicoene or The Silent Woman

Early Modern English Tragedy (16th century – 1642)

  • Christopher Marlowe – Doctor Faustus, Tamburlaine, Edward the Second
  • Thomas Norton & Thomas Sackville – Gorboduc
  • Anonymous – Arden of Faversham
  • Thomas Middleton – Women Beware Women, The Revenger’s Tragedy, A Game at Chess, The Witch, Macbeth, The Second Maiden’s Tragedy
  • Thomas Kyd – The Spanish Tragedy
  • Cyril Tourneur – The Atheist’s Tragedy
  • William Shakespeare – King Richard III, King Lear, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Julius Caesar, Othello, Macbeth, King Henry IV, King Henry V, King Henry VI, King Richard II, King Henry VIII, Timon of Athens
  • Thomas Middleton & William Rowley – The Changeling
  • John Fletcher – The Maid’s Tragedy, Valentinian
  • John Webster – The White Devil, The Duchess of Malfi
  • John Ford – ’Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Perkin Warbeck
  • Elizabeth Cary – The Tragedy of Mariam
  • John Marston – Antonio and Mellida, Antonio’s Revenge, The Malcontent
  • George Chapman – Bussy D’Ambois, The Revenge of Bussy D’Ambois
  • William Shakespeare et al. – Sir Thomas More

Early Modern English Tragicomedy (16th century – 1642)

  • William Shakespeare – The Winter’s Tale, The Tempest, Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline, Pericles, The Two Noble Kinsmen
  • Francis Beaumont & John Fletcher – Philaster or Love Lies a-Bleeding
  • John Ford, Thomas Dekker & William Rowley – The Witch of Edmonton
  • John Fletcher – The Island Princess
  • Philip Massinger – The Renegado