DRAMA & LITERATURE

This page gives some indication of the range of texts that I have taught at university level in a variety of contexts, including performance workshops, seminars, and lectures.

I have not attempted to provide an exhaustive list of criticism taught alongside these texts, but will note that secondary academic readings were assigned in each case.

Early Modern Drama

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

A Midsummer Night’s Dream | Richard III | The Comedy of Errors | Measure for Measure  | Twelfth Night | Antony and Cleopatra | Julius Caesar 

THOMAS MIDDLETON

The Changeling (with William Rowley) The Roaring Girl (with Thomas Dekker)

 CHRISTOPHER MARLOWE

Tamburlaine (Parts 1 & 2) | The Jew of Malta | Doctor Faustus (B text)

JOHN WEBSTER

The Duchess of Malfi | The White Devil

BEN JONSON

Epicoene, or the Silent Woman | Hymenaei

THOMAS KYD

The Spanish Tragedy

WILLIAM ROWLEY

The Birth of Merlin

 


Early Modern Non-Dramatic Poetry and Prose

THOMAS NASHE

The Unfortunate Traveller

EDMUND SPENSER

The Faerie Queene 

PHILIP SIDNEY

Astrophil and Stella

MARY WROTH

The Countess of Montgomery’s Urania

JOHN DONNE

selected poems

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

selected sonnets


Restoration Drama

APHRA BEHN

The Rover The Emperor of the Moon

SUSANNA CENTLIVRE

A Gotham Election | The Busie Bodie

WILLIAM WYCHERLEY

The Country Wife

WILLIAM DAVENANT

Macbeth 

JOHN DRYDEN

The Enchanted Isle (with William Davenant)


American Literature

FREDERICK DOUGLASS

Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave

COUNTEE CULLEN

selected poems

LANGSTON HUGHES

selected poems

ZORA NEALE HURSTON

selections from Their Eyes Were Watching God

MARK TWAIN

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

The Great Gatsby

STEPHEN CRANE

Maggie: A Girl of the Streets

T.S. ELIOT

“The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock”

EZRA POUND

“In a Station of the Metro”


And also…

EMILY BRONTË

Wuthering Heights 

SAMUEL BECKETT

“Imagination Dead Imagine”

BARBARA GOWDY

“We So Seldom Look On Love”

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE

“The Arrangements”

TONY KUSHNER

Angels in America 

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