Renaissance drama

DescriptionAssignment 2, Research EssayFor this second assignment you are free to propose your own research question based on any theme, topic and combination of plays. You MUST write on at least ONE PLAY studied on the module, and which is different from the play chosen in your first assignment.The play for this assignment: Ben Jonson, The Masque of Blackness (1605). Try not to steer away from this and do not mention other plays thank you. As the title of this assignment suggests, it encourages independent research into the plays studied, their context, history, themes, and a variety of issues raised in lectures and seminars. The essay should include analysis of at least one play, but may include reference to a number of plays, depending on the topic chosen. For example, you may focus your answer by addressing one of the concepts or themes addressed on the module. You may also wish to write a comparison/contrast of two plays studied on the module.In assessing theessaythe examiners will be looking for the followingqualities:1. Ability to select an appropriatecombination of theme and play(s)anddiscuss themwithin the word limit.2. Provide evidence of a range of knowledge of the dramatic text(s) under discussion and of their historical context.3. The ability to use appropriate research resources.4. Close analysis of the content, language, and/or structure of your chosen play(s)5. Clarity of expression and of writing style.6. Clear and consistent presentation. Secondary Reading (all accessible via JSTOR)Kim Hall, ‘”Commerce of Intercourse”: Dramas of Alliance and Trade’ in Things of Darkness: Economies of Race and Gender in Early Modern England (1996). Mary Floyd-Wilson, Temperature, Temperance, and Racial Difference in Ben Jonson’s The Masque of Blackness, English Literary Renaissance, 28, 2, pp. 183-209.Peter Erickson, ‘Representations of Blacks and Blackness in the Renaissance’, Criticism 35, 4 (1993), pp. 499527.

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