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  English Verse Drama
English Verse Drama contains more than 2,200 works by over 500 named authors and over 300 anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century through the unparalleled output of the Elizabethan and Jacobean period to the end of the nineteenth century.
The bibliographic basis for English Verse Drama is the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, CUP 1969-72 (NCBEL).
The entire text of each verse drama is included, together with any accompanying text written by the original author.
www.proquest.co.uk /products/english_verse.html   (172 words)

  
  Drama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Drama is also often combine with music and dance, such as in opera which is sung throughout, musicals which include spoken dialog and songs, or plays that have musical accompaniment, such as the Japanese Noh drama.
Improvisational drama is drama that has no set script, in which the performers take their cues from one another and the situations (sometimes established in advance) in which their characters find themselves to create their own dialogue as they perform.
Drama therapy is often considered an effective treatment for people who have had severe emotional, and psychological problems, although it is important to note that the evidence to support therapeutic efficacy of Drama therapy is anecdotal rather than scientific.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Drama   (1417 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: English drama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The period known as the English Renaissance, approximately 1500—1660, saw a flowering of the drama and all the arts.
British drama The term English literature refers to literature written in the English language, including literature composed in English by writers not necessarily from England; Joseph Conrad was Polish, Robert Burns was Scottish, James Joyce was Irish, Edgar Allan Poe was American, Salman Rushdie is Indian.
Drama in the early part of the period featured the last plays of John Vanbrugh and William Congreve, both of whom carried on the Restoration comedy with some alterations.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/English-drama   (3448 words)

  
 The morality play in English drama
From such simple beginnings, liturgical dramas developed gradually over several centuries as parts of the liturgy were embellished by “tropes” and then elaborated into dialogues and reenactments of scenes from the Easter story and the Nativity.
English drama developed out of early nonliturgical vernacular religious dramas, which had themselves probably developed out of the liturgical drama of the medieval church.
Originally, because of their roots in religious drama and their didactic purpose, moralities were serious in tone and style, but the increasing secularization of the plays led to the incorporation of elements derived from popular farce, a process encouraged by the presentation of the Devil and his servant the Vice as boisterous mischief-makers.
riri.essortment.com /englishdrama_rjdz.htm   (1731 words)

  
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A Dramatic Approach To English The Slovak Spectator April 21, 2003 Slovak teachers bring drama to English lessons A GROWING number of Slovak teachers use drama to teach English and are anxious to spread the use of this technique across Slovakia and beyond.
Nevertheless, the use of drama in English-teaching classrooms is on the same level as that in the surrounding countries, and there is a high level of cooperation between teachers in the field.
Drama is also used to encourage students to think for themselves, and show them that the language they are learning is more than just a school subject but something they can use in real life.
www.asu.edu /educ/epsl/LPRU/newsarchive/Art2049.txt   (1534 words)

  
 QMUL > School of English and Drama > Undergraduate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
English and Drama > Undergraduate > Degrees >
The study of a modern language or film with drama is encouraged at Queen Mary, and you divide your time equally between the study of drama and your other chosen subject.
In the final year Drama students are required to undertake a research project and will be given lots of support and guidance with this project by your Adviser.
www.english.qmw.ac.uk /undergraduate/wr41.html   (574 words)

  
 Mystery and miracle plays in English drama
From such simple beginnings, liturgical dramas developed gradually over several centuries as parts of the liturgy were embellished by “tropes” and then elaborated into dialogues and short reenactments of scenes from the Easter story and the Nativity.
As the liturgical dramas became increasingly secularized, they began to be performed entirely in the vernacular, and eventually they moved out of the church and into the churchyard, and then into the nearby marketplace.
Occasionally mystery and miracle plays were also performed as separate dramas by professional troupes of itinerant actors, but the staging of these plays could not compete with the lavish costumes and elaborate effects produced by the guilds in the mystery cycles.
njnj.essortment.com /mysteryplays_rkrg.htm   (1764 words)

  
 ipedia.com: English drama Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The earliest known plays in the English language are the medieval mystery plays and morality plays, which dealt with Christian themes, especially the life and death of Jesus Christ, and were performed at religious festivals.
English drama reached its height during the English Renaissance, during the reign of Elizabeth I.
The different types of drama continued up until the 19th and 20th centuries, when some merging of the differences occurred, so that it was no longer essential for a play to have either a happy or a sad ending.
www.ipedia.com /english_drama.html   (353 words)

  
 MEDIEVAL ENGLISH DRAMA
The Drama of the Medieval Church 2 vols.
Drama and Art: An Introduction to the Use of Evidence from the Visual Arts for the Study of Early Drama.
The Staging of Religious Drama in Europe in the Later Middle Ages: Texts and Documents in English Translation.
www.lib.rochester.edu /camelot/playbib.htm   (1010 words)

  
 drama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The origins of drama as we know it are more the concern of anthropologists because drama and religious ritual seem to have been bound up with one another in the earlier stages of all civilizations.
Liturgical drama, confined to the church and designed to embellish the ecclesiastical ritual, thus gave way to plays in English, performed in the open and separated from the liturgy though still religious in subject matter.
The growing popularity and diversity of the drama, its secularization, and the growth of a class of writers who were not members of holy orders led in the 16th century to a new literary phenomenon, the secular professional playwright..
athena.english.vt.edu /~jmooney/renmats/drama.htm   (4617 words)

  
 QMUL > School of English and Drama > Undergraduate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Queen Mary was one of the only colleges in London that ran a joint BA with equal weight on both Drama and English, and I liked the independent atmosphere of the School of English and Drama.
The Drama department is run by people who are particularly interested and experienced in contemporary performance practice.
The support network around drama was excellent and enabled me to perform at the Edinburgh Festival and my friends to write and produce their own plays.
www.english.qmw.ac.uk /undergraduate/student.html   (354 words)

  
 ENGLISH DRAMA (in MARION)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
English drama 1586-1642 : the age of Shakespeare.
The English drama in the age of Shakespeare : translated from Geschichte des neueren Dramas' of Wilhelm Creizenach.
English drama of the early modern period, 1890-1940.
www-catalog.cpl.org /MARION?T=ENGLISH+DRAMA   (152 words)

  
 Early Stuart drama (from English literature) --  Encyclopædia Britannica
In the early Stuart period signs of a more polite drama, such as would prevail after 1660, were already beginning to appear in the comedies of fashionable manners written by John Fletcher and James Shirley, but even these playwrights lampooned courtiers and their overbearing ways.
The major literatures written in English outside the British Isles are treated separately under American literature, Australian literature, Canadian literature, and New Zealand literature.
Drama comes from Greek words meaning “to do” or “to act.” A drama, or play, is basically a story acted out.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-12831?tocId=12831   (985 words)

  
 English: Undergraduate -- Focus in Drama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Department offers a wide range of courses in drama with special emphasis on Shakespeare and on drama in the modern and postmodern period.
Courses in the former are informed by the strengths of the faculty in bringing historicist and new historicist methods to bear on all aspects of Shakespeare's achievement and its relationship to the culture of its time.
Students wishing to pursue a focus in Drama should consult with their major advisor and the yearly schedule of classes to plan this curriculum.
english.osu.edu /programs/undergraduate/drama.html   (216 words)

  
 Middle English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
English Poetry: This database of the complete English poetic canon from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the nineteenth century is drawn from the works of more than 1,250 poets from 600 to 1900.
The bibliographic basis of English Poetry is the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature; works in English of Welsh, Scottish and Irish poets are also included.
English Prose Drama: The database comprises 1653 plays written in English and either acted on or intended for the stage, which are either wholly or predominantly in prose by 356 named and 42 anonymous authors.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/medieval/laneng.html   (627 words)

  
 HLSS - School of English & Drama
In addition to a curriculum that explores the wide range of periods, genres and techniques of performance that constitute the traditional canons of both English and Drama, we also offer specialist options in areas as diverse as Gothic and Holocaust Literature, and African and Avant Garde Theatre.
Teaching in the School of English and Drama at UWE is delivered with both traditional and non-traditional methods: from formal lectures, seminars, and workshops, to one-to-one tutorials.
The MA and Postgraduate Diploma in English offers you the opportunity to engage with the key debates in the rapidly changing discipline of literary studies.
www.uwe.ac.uk /hlss/englishdrama/index.shtml   (209 words)

  
 QMUL > School of English and Drama
Based in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London, People's Palace Projects manages a wide range of projects that find practical application for academic scholarship.
Directed by Professor Graham Rees, this project is producing a new, fifteen-volume critical edition of of the works of the philosopher, historian, essayist and statesman Francis Bacon (1561—1626).
The School of English and Drama is an
www.english.qmw.ac.uk   (421 words)

  
 English Drama: Term Paper Section at AcademicTermPapers.com
The characterization and plot are discussed in terms of the development of tragic narrative and blank verse in the Elizabethan drama.
A comparison of the golden ages of two theatrical cultures, contrasting the romantic and magical elements in the Elizabethan drama of Marlowe and Shakespeare with the neo-classicism of Racine, Corneille and Moliere.
The political and cultural impact of the Puritan attack on the theatre is analyzed for its religious and moral perspective; specific tracts and speeches are cited, and the counterattack by the playwrights in the form of satire and ridicule, are fully covered.
www.academictermpapers.com /catpages/catl14h.html   (1600 words)

  
 English&Drama
With about 480 students, 15 full-time and several experienced part-time staff and two technical tutors, the Department of English and Drama is large enough to promote a wide range of activities and interests while still preserving a good sense of community where formality is kept to a minimum.
The English programme offers a large variety of options on literature from the Renaissance to the present-day, with emphasis on writing of the 20th century.
The Drama programme combines theoretical study and practical performance and is distinguished by the Department's unrivalled expertise in theatrical, cultural and technical aspects of performance.
www.lboro.ac.uk /departments/ea   (225 words)

  
 English Drama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
By 1200, liturgical drama grew in length and complexity.
1210: Pope Innocent III banned drama from the Church, and by the 14th century the Church had removed drama from Church lands altogether (the inevitable rabble, drunks, and the like were unacceptable under Church auspices, as was the changing content of the plays).
The glories of Shakespeare's drama are thus directly related to the characteristics on which they were originally presented.
aliscot.com /ensenanza/1302/english_drama.htm   (1147 words)

  
 Teachit's English teaching resources
Films and TV dramas, commercials and soap operas rely on effective acting and audience appeal to make them successful while newspapers and magazines rely on real life dramas to survive.
This idea is used in Drama Essentials Temptation where a character is tempted to do something wrong and suffers the consequences then gets the opportunity to ‘rewind’ their actions and play out the more positive ending by resisting temptation.
Using a newspaper article as a stimulus, from our Drama Essentials scheme of work, is an effective resource with KS4 students and can be adapted to slot into GCSE schemes of work.
www.teachit.co.uk /index.asp?M=6&A=15   (538 words)

  
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign :: Department of English
The English Option is organized to provide instruction in literature in English, literary theory and criticism, the English language, expository and creative writing, writing studies, English education, film, cultural studies, and closely related fields.
The department also offers a major in Rhetoric with options in creative writing and professional writing, a minor in English, a teacher education minor in Rhetoric, and a teacher education minor in English which is described below.
The level of distinction is assigned by the honors committee on the basis of grade point average, work in English courses and in honors seminars, and the readers' evaluations of the honors essay or honors thesis.
www.english.uiuc.edu /-undergraduate-/majors-english.html   (756 words)

  
 English Verse Drama, 1300-1900. Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia
English Verse Drama contains more than 2,200 works by around 500 named and over 300 anonymous works, from the Shrewsbury Fragments of the late thirteenth century through the unparalleled output of the Elizabethan and Jacobean period to the end of the nineteenth century.
The bibliographic basis of English Verse Drama is the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, CUP 1969-72 (NCBEL).
A verse drama is generally defined as a work acted on or intended for the stage which is either wholly in verse or includes significant verse content.
etext.lib.virginia.edu /evd.html   (524 words)

  
 Drama   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Early Modern Drama Database Data on the performance of Early Modern English drama in London from 1576 to 1642; searchable by title, playwright, company, and playhouse.
A Guide to the Theory of Drama Discussion of text and performance, dramatic communication, technical terms, Shakespeare, the stage, epic drama and epic theatre, action analysis, characters and characterization.
Records of Early English Drama Examines the historical MSS that provide external evidence of drama, secular music, and other communal entertainment and ceremony from the Middle Ages until 1642.
faculty.frostburg.edu /engl/gartner/drama.htm   (366 words)

  
 luksteingrant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
My English students have already demonstrated their ability to use technology since they are part of the Cycle II team of the California Middle School Literacy Technology Challenge Grant.
My seventh grade English students (and some now eighth grade) have already demonstrated their ability to use technology since they are part of Cycle II of the California Middle School Literacy Technology Challenge Grant.
The purpose of the grant is to make the students literate in using, viewing, and incorporating live action into standards based English skits and activities demonstrating their understanding of the California English standards.
www.bccue.org /luksteingrant.html   (1328 words)

  
 English/Literacy/Drama
English students acquire a range of valuable skills which they can transfer to many different employment situations.
Their literary and linguistic training can be used in journalism, librarianship, teaching and the highly competitive fields of writing, acting and directing.
Good English graduates bring all these skills, together with sensitivity to literature and language, to their places of employment.
www.hounslowvtc2.org.uk /SecStu/Subjects/English.htm   (412 words)

  
 Happening Now: Secondary School English Newsletter Term 4, 2001 [English Online]
Next year should be more focussed for me. Lisa Sharp has been appointed as.2 Secondary Drama Facilitator for this term and a.5 position in Drama has been advertised for next year.
Students who have had drama in English in Years 9 & 10 are more likely to perform confidently in Year 11.
Many schools are doing both drama and static image, one being the reassessment opportunity for 1.8.
english.unitecnology.ac.nz /happening/newsletters/aucknewsletter-4-2001.html   (2193 words)

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