Shakespeare Electronic Conference, Vol. 7, No. 0462. Wednesday, 19 June 1996.
From: Chris J. Fassler <
Date: Wednesday, 19 Jun 1996 10:04:06 -0400
Subject: Fin de siecle texts
I'm beginning to develop an undergrad honors seminar on the turn of the
century, and I'm trying to put together a reading list of all kinds of texts
(primary and secondary) produced in and dealing with the 1590s and 1600s. One
problem is selecting texts that are readily available in print or easily (and
legally) reproducible. (_Hamlet_ is an obvious choice in the former category.)
I welcome suggestions, including texts that I might find in our modest library
and put on reserve for a small class (15 students or so). I want to make use
of all kinds of texts: plays, poetry, histories, treatises and tracts, ballads,
broadsides, scholarly articles and monographs from any discipline, and anything
else that suggests itself to you.
Also, if you have any particular wisdom or experience in putting this kind of
reading list together, please feel free to share it.
Please send your suggestions directly to me (
), unless you
think your response would be of special interest to the list.
Thanks in advance.