Gender and sexuality are usually portrayed in plays. The reward of a hero is usually a woman. Women are being looked at as an object to possess. Therefore, gender and sexuality as terms is important in analyzing works of art (play or prose).
Project writing is a basic requirement for the graduation of both undergraduate and postgraduate students of any institution of higher learning. However, having coordinated and observed numerous defense panels as a long-established academic, I have noticed the sharp decline in the performance of students in their project/research work particularly in the last decade. Essential areas of project writing such as Abstract, Introduction, Methodology, Scope of Work, Statement of Problem, Literature Review and References are almost always incorrectly or poorly written. In addition, new areas/subheadings that are irrelevant on their own—as they are already subsumed in the existing areas mentioned—are added to the project work. For instance, a sub-heading such as Limitations of the Study is subsumed in the Methodology while the Justification of the Study, another unnecessary sub-heading, is incorporated throughout the work in areas such as Introduction, Objectives, Statement of Problem and Literature Review under the disguise of the word, “Rationale”. In the light of the above, this book hopes to enlighten students on how to enhance their project work by examining the proper methods and stages of project writing and highlighting some common mistakes that students and researchers make in relation to the areas earlier mentioned. It is also important to note that while this book may prove useful to all researchers and students of the humanities, its emphasis is on historical research/project writing and as such x the examples and exercises provided are taken from the postgraduate theses of historians from the University of Calabar and some other Nigerian universities. It is, therefore, my hope that this book will, as a whole, benefit all students and researchers of humanities in Nigerian tertiary institutions.
Everyone knows William Shakespeare, but Shakespeare was just one of many great writers working during the English Renaissance, a period of great art and literature lasting from the late 15th to the early 17th century. Many of the best writers of the periods were, like Shakespeare, playwrights who wrote their work to be performed. And one of the best, and most notorious, of Shakespeare's contemporaries was John Webster, famous playwright of the English Renaissance.
Adult and non-formal education can be seen as related to the concept of recurrent and lifelong learning.
Jacobean drama is named after Jacobus, the Latin translation of “James”. Most scholars use this term to refer collectively to the works created during the reign of James I (1603-1625) in England. Simply put, Jacobean drama is simply the drama that was performed during the reign of Elizabeth’s successor. It evolved out of Elizabethan dramas but around 1610, began to show a marked shift from the previous era’s theatrical tradition. This is a period characterized by literature and arts not just because of its societal importance but also because of the king’s love for them. Revenge tragedy, is therefore a form of tragedy where a character seeks revenge over the loss of something dear to him/her directly or indirectly. The main characteristics of the Jacobean revenge tragedy includes; a complex plot, murder, madness/insanity, selfish desires, high sense of violence, we see a protagonist who has a serious grievance against a formidable opponent, cruel act and torment. We also see man’s obsession with wealth, material things and corruption.