Daniel Hey, BA (Hons) English Literature (2013), First Class
"For me, studying English at Salford was a challenging, enlightening, and rewarding experience. Having the opportunity to work with friendly, engaging, and knowledgeable tutors across a range of exciting and unique modules was pivotal to my success at undergraduate level. Coming into higher education from twelve years of working in the private sector, I managed to graduate with a high-scoring first class degree. The fact that I was able to achieve so highly under the tutelage of Salford’s English department staff is no coincidence."
One of the great flowerings of drama in England occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries. Many of these plays were written in verse, particularly iambic pentameter . In addition to Shakespeare, such authors as Christopher Marlowe , Thomas Middleton , and Ben Jonson were prominent playwrights during this period. As in the medieval period , historical plays celebrated the lives of past kings, enhancing the image of the Tudor monarchy. Authors of this period drew some of their storylines from Greek mythology and Roman mythology or from the plays of eminent Roman playwrights such as Plautus and Terence .