AJ14060 Restoration and 18th Century Drama

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Filip Krajník, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Anna Mikyšková (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
AJ01002 Practical English II
AJ04001 and AJ04003 Introduction to Literature I and II (for English Deptartment students)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course is designed focuses on key dramatic and literary works of 1660-1785, ranging from the early Restoration attempts at "modern", fashionable drama, through mature Restoration comedy, comedy of manners, political and popular drama of the 1720s and 1730s, to sentimal drama, influence by the English novel. Authors to be discussed in detail: John Dryden, William Wycherley, Sir John Vanbrugh, William Congreve, John Gay, Henry Fielding, Oliver Goldsmith and R. B. Sheridan. Attention will be paid to the development of criticism, and the influences of poetry, fiction, and French and Elizabethan drama.
  • 1. Introduction 2. William Wycherley: The Country Wife (1675) 3. George Etherige: The Man of Mode (1676) 4. Aphra Behn: The Rover (1677) 5. William Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet (c. 1595) / Thomas Otway: Caius Marius (1679) 6. Thomas Otway: Venice Preserved (1682) 7. William Congreve: The Way of the World (1700) 8. George Farquhar: The Recruiting Officer (1706) 9. John Gay: The Beggar's Opera (1728) 10. Olivier Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer (1773) 11. Richard Brinsley Sheridan: The School for Scandal (1777) 12. John Vanbrugh: The Relapse (1696) / Richard Brinsley Sheridan: A Trip to Scarborough (1777)
Assessment methods
The course consists of seminars based on home reading (the maximum number of absences is 2). Each student is supposed to deliver a short presentation in the course of the term. The exam consists of a critical essay.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2006, Spring 2008, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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