Ch 6: British Drama

About This Chapter

Come and join us as we tackle British drama. In this chapter, we explore a variety of British dramas, from the mystery plays of Medieval England to the genre-bending dramatics of 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead'.

Overview of British Drama Chapter Summary

From mystery plays offering medieval versions of Bible stories to a tale of confusion and disorientation, this chapter offers a glimpse into the breadth of British drama. These lessons provide an exciting view of the evolution of British theater, and you have access to this material through engaging lessons. This chapter explores the following plays:

  • Tamburlaine, an early British historical drama
  • The Duchess of Malfi, a 17th century dark, revenge comedy
  • She Stoops to Conquer, a comedy of social inequality
  • Playboy of the Western World, coming of age in a rebellious era
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are dead, the struggle to understand the world

We hope you love the lessons here in the British drama chapter. They provide an exciting view into the world of British plays beyond Shakespeare. We are continually adding lessons written by subject matter experts, and we are available to assist you should you need it. Use these lessons whenever and wherever you like, using the pieces you choose and making the materials yours. Enjoy exploring this selection of British drama. If you are interested in full literature courses, be sure to check out some of the links below!

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