All the articles and volumes indicated below are COMPULSORY reading:
William Shakespeare, MACBETH. (suggested edition: OUP, edited by Nicholas Brooke, 1990);
William Shakespeare, THE TEMPEST (suggested edition: The Arden Shakespeare, edited by V. Mason Vaughan, revised edition, Bloombsbury, 2011);
Ben Jonson, THE MASQUE OF QUEENS in David Lindley, COURT MASQUES. JACOBEAN AND CAROLINE ENTERTAINMENTS 1605-1640, OUP, 1995, pp. 35-53(the text of the masque is also available online at the following address http://hollowaypages.com/jonson1692fame.htm
William Rowley, Thomas Dekker and John Ford, THE WITCH OF EDMONTON (suggested edition: Manchester University Press, edited by Peter Corbin and Douglas Sedge, 1997);
Mary Cowden Clarke, "The Thane's Daughter" in THE GIRLHOOD OF SHAKESPEARE'S HEROINES, volume 1, CUP, 2009 (first ed. 1851), pp. 93-168.
Students are advised to buy the suggested editions of the texts when indicated.
Students will have to download short excerpts from other texts (such as Dr Faustus, Othello etc.) from the "materiale ISA" area, "pagina docente" of the university website and bring them to class.
CONTEXT AND CRITICISM
Helen Hackett, A SHORT HISTORY OF ENGLISH RENAISSANCE DRAMA, London, I.B. Tauris, 2013.
Malcolm Gaskill, WITCHCRAFT. A VERY SHORT INTRODUCTION, 2010