ENGL 476

Shakespeare's World

William Shakespeare, Christopher Marlowe, and Galileo Galilei were each born in 1564 - what in the world was going on? This course takes an interdisciplinary look at the culture, ideas, and events of early modern Europe with a particular focus on their effects on English theatre. Readings range from Luther, Galileo, and Montaigne to Shakespeare, Jonson, and Marlowe.