||British theatre was at its liveliest and most popular in the Victorian period. A real peoples theatre, the London playhouses as well as those in the provinces were frequented by a almost all parts of society and enjoyed a popularity never achieved before (except perhaps in Elizabethan times) or ever since. At the same time, the reputation of the theatre remained low for most of the nineteenth century, gaining only in general esteem in the last decades of this period. This seminar is devoted to explore widely unknown, albeit no less exciting play scripts, but also some of the justly famous playwrights of the fin de siècle, as well as the theatrical and cultural context of the time.
||Klaus Stierstorfer (ed.), London Assurance and Other Victorian Comedies (2001);
Michael Booth, Theatre in the Victorian Age (1991);
The Cambridge Companion to Victorian Theatre (2004);
The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw (2006);
The Cambridge Companion to Ibsen (1994)
1.) über HIS-LSF (http://uvlsf.uni-muenster.de/) und 2.) persönliche Anmeldung im Sekretariat (Frau Wahlig) bis Ende Februar 2006.
Teilnahme: Bei Überbelegung entscheiden die Teilnahmekriterien (Scheinerwerb) und, falls diese nicht ausreichen, das Los.
Wegen laufenden Forschungssemesters findet die Einführung mit Vorbesprechung zum ersten Seminartermin im Sommersemester statt.
[Teilgebiete LPO: B.3; MPO: ]