miracle-plays. Influence of the Renaissance. Change in the form of the drama through foreign influences.
2. Ben Jonson--Story of his life; character of his plays; his devotion to the classics.
3. Beaumont and Fletcher, Massinger, Ford, and Webster.
4. Shakespeare--Story of his life; how his plays were made; his imagination, wit, and tenderness; his supremacy.
5. The Theater in the Time of Elizabeth--Scenery, seating arrangements, costumes, absence of women actors; famous theaters.
READINGS FROM--Jonson's Every Man in His Humour. Beaumont and Fletcher's Knight of the Burning Pestle. Shakespeare--History: Henry V. Comedy: As You Like It. Tragedy: Macbeth. Fancy: Midsummer Night's Dream. Sentiment: Romeo and Juliet.
Hamilton Mabie: Shakespeare. The Mermaid Series of Dramatists.
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