This course focuses on important works of British drama performed between 1660 and 1914. 317a covers 1660 to 1800, and may include plays by Behn, Congreve, Wycherley, among others. 317b covers romantic drama between 1770 and 1830, featuring works by Baillie, Inchbald, Shelley, and Byron. 317c surveys nineteenth-century drama from 1800 to 1914, including plays by Wilde, Pinero, Shaw, and Ibsen. Readings and discussion will emphasize formal analysis of playtexts and engagement with modern performance theory.