Drama and Theatre Option

NB: Students in an English program who wish to take an introductory Shakespeare course must take ENGL 315 and not ENGL 215.  If you took ENGL 215 prior to declaring your English program on Minerva, however, that course may count retroactively towards your program requirements in one of:  Major Figure; Drama and Theatre with an Historical Dimension.


Theory and Criticism 

  • ENGL 317  Theory of English Studies 1  (Winter)
  • ENGL 319  Theory of English Studies 3  (Fall)
  • ENGL 346  Materiality and Sociology of the Text  (Fall)

Courses in Theatre History

  • ENGL 309  English Renaissance Drama 2  (Fall)
  • ENGL 310  Restoration & 18th Century Drama  (Fall)
  • ENGL 312  Victorian and Edwardian Drama  (Winter)
  • ENGL 371  Theatre History: 19th to 21st C.  (Winter)
  • ENGL 467  Advanced Studies in Theatre History: The Actress  (Winter)
  • ENGL 485  Special Topics in Theatre History 1700-1900: History of Stage Design  (Winter) 
  • ENGL 486  Special Topics in Theatre History After 1900: History of Costume  (Fall)

Courses in Drama and Theatre before 1900 

  • ENGL 309  English Renaissance Drama 2  (Fall)
  • ENGL 310  Restoration & 18th Century Drama  (Fall)
  • ENGL 312  Victorian and Edwardian Drama   (Winter)
  • ENGL 371  Theatre History: 19th to 21st C.  (Winter)
  • ENGL 485  Special Topics in Theatre History 1700-1900  (Winter)

Courses in Drama and Theatre at the 400-level 

  • ENGL 413  Special Topics in Canadian Drama and Theatre  (Fall)
  • ENGL 416  Studies in Shakespeare  (Winter)
  • ENGL 430  Studies in Drama: Modernism in the Theatre  (Fall)
  • ENGL 458  Theories of Text & Performance 1  (Fall)
  • ENGL 460  Studies in Literary Theory: Theorizing the Comic (Fall)
  • ENGL 467  Advanced Studies in Theatre History: The Actress  (Winter)
  • ENGL 485  Special Topics in Theatre History 1700-1900  (Winter)

Courses with a Canadian component 

  • ENGL 313  Canadian Drama  (Winter)
  • ENGL 376  Scene Study: Multiculturalism and North American Drama  (Winter)
  • ENGL 413  Special Topics in Canadian Drama and Theatre  (Fall)

Performance-oriented courses

  • ENGL 365  Costuming for the Theatre 1  (Fall)
  • ENGL 367  Advanced Acting  (Fall)
  • ENGL 368  Stage Scenery and Lighting 1  (Fall)
  • ENGL 372  Stage Scenery and Lighting 2  (Winter)
  • ENGL 377  Costuming for the Theatre 2  (Winter)
  • ENGL 466D1  Directing for the Theatre   (Fall and Winter) 

Courses on Shakespeare

  • ENGL 315  Shakespeare  (Fall)
  • ENGL 345  Literature and Society   (Fall)
  • ENGL 416  Studies in Shakespeare  (Winter)

Additional Courses from the Drama and Theatre Option's Offerings

 This category includes all the courses listed above except required courses, as well as the course listed below.
Note that any English course not on this list—such as unlisted courses in Cultural Studies—may not count towards your Drama and Theatre program.

  • ENGL 314 20th Century Drama (Winter)
  • ENGL 395 Culture and Theatre Studies: Perfomance Studies (Fall)
  • IPLAI 500  Shakespeare as Theatre / Shakespeare as Opera  (Winter)
  • ENGL 568 Studies in Dramatic Form: Contemporary Tragedy  (Winter)